RICHARDS BAY FC

RICHARDS BAY FC (formerly Thanda Royal Zulu)

Name: Richards Bay FC

Nickname : Amabhubesi

Head Coach: Jean Losciuto

Formed: 2007 Renamed in 2107

Club colours: Red/Navy Blue

Home Venue: uMhlhathuze Sports Stadium

Alternative venue(s): Ulhundi

Website: www.thandaroyalzulufc.co.za

CLUB HISTORY:

The club was known as Benoni Premier United until the end of the 2006-07 season when it was bought by a Swedish consortium that included Sven-Goran Eriksson. The new owners moved the franchise from Benoni to KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to that the club was known as Hellenic FC and was based in Cape Town.

2006/07  14th in Castle Premier League playing as  Benoni Premier United. Lost 1 – 2 to Swallows in the Telkom KO. Beat Black Leopards 3 – 1 in the 1st round of the ABSA Cup, beat Bay Utd 2 – 1 in round 2, but lost 0 – 1 to Santos in the Quarterfinals.

2007/08  14th in ABSA Premiership in their 1st season playing as  Thanda Royal Zulu. Beat Pirates 1 – 1 AET (5 – 4) in the 1st round of the Telkom KO. Lost 1 – 3 to Sundowns in the Quarterfinals. Lost 1 – 2 to Aces in the 1st round of the  Nedbank Cup.

2008/09  15th in ABSA Premiership. Lost 0 – 1 to Pirates in the 1st round of the Telkom KO.  Lost 2 – 3 to Maritzburg Utd in the 1st round of the Nedbank Cup. Beat FC Cape Town on the away goals rule in a semi-final of the NFD  Promotional Playoffs, but lost 0 – 3 to MP Black Aces in the final and were relegated along with Bay United.

2009/10  5th in the Coastal Stream of the NFD. Lost 1 – 4 to Bidvest Wits in the round of 16 of the Nedbank Cup.

2010/11  2nd behind Bay United in the Coastal Stream of the NFD. Lost 1 – 4 over two legs to Bay United in the NFD Promotional Playoffs semi-finals.

2011/12  3rd in the new single stream NFD and qualify for the Promotional Playoffs. Thanda finished 3rd in the 3 team playoffs and retain their place in the NFD.

2012/13  4th position in the NFD, just losing out on the Promotional Playoffs.

2013/14  11th in the NFD. Lose 3 – 3 (1 – 3 Pen) to Orlando Pirates in 1st round of Nedbank Cup.

2014/15  4th in the NFD. Lost 0 – 2 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the first round of the Nedbank Cup

2015/16  14th in the NFD. Lost 1 – 4 to Amazulu in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2016/17  1st in the NFD and promoted to the ABSA Premiership. Lost 0 – 1 to Stellenbosch FC in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup. Thanda sold their PSL status to Amazulu FC and therefore will remain in the NFD. The club also changed their name to Richards Bay FC and will stay in the harbour town.

2017/18  12th in the NFD. Beat Witbank Spurs 2 – 1 in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup and Bloemfontein Young Tigers 5 – 0 in Round 1, before losing 1 – 3 to Bloemfontein Celtic in Round 2.   

                       RICHARDS BAY FC

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log Position  
18 Aug 18 UBUNTU CT FC H       WK 1  
25 Aug 18 STELLENBOSCH FC H       WK 2  
02 Sep 18 ROYAL EAGLES H       WK 3  
17 Sep 18 CAPE UMOYA UNITED A       WK 4  
22 Sep 18 JOMO COSMOS A       WK 5  
29 Sep 18 AJAX CT H       WK 6  
07 Oct 18 MBOMBELA UN ITED A       WK 7  
20 Oct 18 UTHONGATHI FC H       WK 8  
27 Oct 18 REAL KINGS FC A       WK 9  
03 Nov 18 TS GALAXY H       WK 10  
10 Nov 18 TS SPORTING A       WK 11  
24 Nov 18 WITBANK SPURS H       WK 12  
08 Dec 18 MACCABI FC A       WK 13  
15 Dec 18 AMATUKS A       WK 14  
23 Dec 18 TTM FC H       WK 15  
05 Jan 19 TS GALAXY A       WK 16  
13 Jan 19 STELLENBOSCH FC A       WK 17  
19 Jan 19 ROYAL EAGLES A       WK 18  
02 Feb 19 TS SPORTING H       WK 19  
09 Feb 19 CAPE UMOYA UNITED H       WK 20  
24 Feb 19 WITBANK SPURS A       WK 21  
03 Mar 19 MBOMBELA UN ITED H       WK 22  
09 Mar 19 UTHONGATHI FC A       WK 23  
15 Mar 19 AJAX CT A       WK 24  
30 Mar 19 JOMO COSMOS H       WK 25  
06 Apr 19 REAL KINGS FC H       WK 26  
13 Apr 19 UBUNTU CT FC A       WK 27  
20 Apr 19 MACCABI FC H       WK 28  
28 Apr 19 AMATUKS H       WK 29  
05 May 19 TTM FC A       WK 30  
      0 0      
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
RICHARDS BAY FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
RICHARDS BAY FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
RICHARDS BAY FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

                RICHARDS BAY FC

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN DOB INFO
INOCENT MTHMBU 1 GOALKEEPER      
ZAKHELE NGCOBO 16 GOALKEEPER Pmb 19-Aug-1993 Utd FC,R Eagles,Baroka
SENZO DLUDLU 37 GOALKEEPER      
MPHO MATSHEKGA 44 GOALKEEPER   13-Jun-1996  
           
HOWARD DAVIDS   CENT DEF   28-May-1986 CT All Stars
MISHO MTEBULE 2 DEFENDER   23-Mar-1994  
NJABULO NGCOBO 3 CENT. DEF.   27-May-1994 Amazulu
SANDILE MTHETHWA 4 DEFENDER Richards Bay 14-Apr-1997 Pirates
VELUYEKE ZULU 34 DEFENDER Ulundi 3-Feb-1995 Pmb Utd,R Eagles,Arrows,Pmb Utd
SIMPHIWE MCINEKA 25 DEFENDER      
LEBOGANG SENTSHO 27 DEFENDER      
CHESLYN JAMPIES 29 DEFENDER Cape Town 21-Sep-1990 Santos,Cosmos,Celtic
           
PHILANI CELE 6 MIDFIELD Durban 24-Sep-1991 Chiefs Jnrs,Chiefs,Amazulu,Swallows,R Eagles,Chiefs
KATLEGO MAPHATE 7 MIDFIELD Botshbelo 24-Apr-1993 Roses,Warriors
PASEKA SEKESE 8 MIDFIELD Welkom 1-Apr-1994 School of Excellence,Wits Jnrs,Wits,All Stars
SONKE NTULI 10 MIDFIELD KwaMashu 30-May-1995 Arrows Jnrs
KULEGANI MADONDO 12 MIDFIELD Pmb 20-Jun-1990 Wits Jnrs,Pmb Utd,Amazulu,P Stars
MANTI MOHOLO (MEKOA) 13 MIDFIELD Soweto 31-Aug-1985 S/S Jnrs,Tukkies,FSS,Pirates,Arrows,Pmb Utd,Stellenbosch
KHAYELIHLE SHOZI 17 ATT. MID   28-Dec-1994 Sundowns,S/S,Sundowns,Leopards,Sundowns
EVANDER SPANDIEL 18 DEF MID Kimberley 20-Apr-1994  
SPHELELE MKHULISE 19 RIGHT WING   19-Feb-1996  
AVELA CEZU 20 DEF. MID. Mthatha 15-Nov-1994 Umtata Bucks,M Tigers,Sundowns,Amazulu
LUYANDA JINGXI 23 LEFT WING Kwadengezi 18-Jan-1998 Amazulu
STANLEY MUISHOND 28 ATT. MID.   1-Feb-1993 Vasco
SBONELO NGUBANE 30 MIDFIELD      
           
MENZI HLOPE 9 STRIKER   12-Oct-1993 Thanda,All Stars
MICHAEL BOY GUMEDE 11 STRIKER Empangeni 7-Jun-1993  
GREGORY ROELF 14 STRIKER Cape Town 15-Dec-1988 Santos,Vasco,Santos,Milano
ELLESAH MENSAH Jnr 26 STRIKER GHANA 30-Oct-1990 Ashanti Gold, ASPAC,Liberty Pro's,Port Gentil,Mouana,Leopards
THABISO NKOANA 32 STRIKER Pretoria 28-Oct-1992 Sundowns Jns, Blackburn, SS Jnrs,S/S,Ajax
TRANSFER IN          
ABUBAKAR MUMUNI 35 MIDFIELD GHANA 3-Dec-1993 Edubiase,Sundowns,Leopards,Vasco,Leopards,FSS
THABO RALEBAKENG 22 MIDFIELD Vaal 26-Jan-1991 Baroka,Cosmos,TTM FC
TRANSFER OUT          
WANDILE TJAMOLANE 12 DEFENDER Bloemfontein 27-Jan-1993 To M Bucks