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.   

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Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log Position
18 Aug 18 UBUNTU CT FC H 1 0 GUMEDE WK 1 -3
25 Aug 18 STELLENBOSCH FC H 2 1 GUMEDE ; ERASMUS WK 2 -1
02 Sep 18 ROYAL EAGLES H 1 1 SHANGE WK 3 -2
17 Sep 18 CAPE UMOYA UNITED A 0 1   WK 4 -4
22 Sep 18 JOMO COSMOS A 0 1   WK 5 -8
29 Sep 18 AJAX CT H 1 0 MTHETHWA WK 6 -6
07 Oct 18 MBOMBELA UNITED A 0 2   WK 7 -9
20 Oct 18 UTHONGATHI FC H 2 2 ERASMUS ; GUMEDE WK 8 -9
27 Oct 18 REAL KINGS FC A 1 1 SAAL WK 9 -10
03 Nov 18 TS GALAXY H 0 0   WK 10 -9
10 Nov 18 TS SPORTING A 2 2 MAPHATHE ; SEKESE WK 11 -11
24 Nov 18 WITBANK SPURS H 1 1 MAPHATHE WK 12 -10
08 Dec 18 MACCABI FC A 1 0 MTHETHWA WK 13 -8
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 UNITED 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
      12 12    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
RICHARDS BAY FC 7 3 4 0 8 5 3 13
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
RICHARDS BAY FC 6 1 2 3 4 7 -3 5
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
RICHARDS BAY FC 13 4 6 3 12 12 0 18

 

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN DOB INFO
ZAKHELE NGCOBO 16 GOALKEEPER Pmb 19-Aug-1993 Utd FC,R Eagles,Baroka
           
NJABULO NGCOBO 3 CENT. DEF.   27-May-1994 Amazulu
SANDILE MTHETHWA 4 DEFENDER Richards Bay 14-Apr-1997 Pirates
VELUYEKE ZULU 5 DEFENDER Ulundi 3-Feb-1995 Pmb Utd,R Eagles,Arrows,Pmb Utd
SIMPHIWE MCINEKA 25 DEFENDER      
           
KATLEGO MAPHATHE 7 MIDFIELD Botshbelo 24-Apr-1993 Roses,Warriors
PASEKA SEKESE 8 MIDFIELD Welkom 1-Apr-1994 School of Excellence,Wits Jnrs,Wits,All Stars
STANLEY MUISHOND 10 ATT. MID.   1-Feb-1993 Vasco
KULEGANI MADONDO 12 MIDFIELD Pmb 20-Jun-1990 Wits Jnrs,Pmb Utd,Amazulu,P Stars
ABUBAKAR MUMUNI 15 MIDFIELD GHANA 3-Dec-1993 Edubiase,Sundowns,Leopards,Vasco,Leopards,FSS
           
MENZI HLOPE 9 STRIKER   12-Oct-1993 Thanda,All Stars
MICHAEL BOY GUMEDE 11 STRIKER Empangeni 7-Jun-1993  
THABISO NKOANA 32 STRIKER Pretoria 28-Oct-1992 Sundowns Jns, Blackburn, SS Jnrs,S/S,Ajax
TRANSFER IN          
MOEGAMAT BERNARD 21 LEFT BACK     Steenburg
TSEPHO MASHIGO 23 STRIKER   09-Feb-96 u/20.Swallows FC,All Stars
MPHO ERASMUS 28 STRIKER   9-Oct-1986 Bay Utd,FC CT,Mthatha
SANDILE KUBEKA 6 MIDFIELD   9-Jun-1991 R Eagles
ANDILE MBANJWA 16 GOALKEEPER     Wits Jnrs,Mthatha
SIYANDA NGUBO 20 STRIKER   4-Dec-1996 Pirates,R Eagles
LINDOKUHLE SHANGE 31 MIDFIELD      
TRANSFER OUT          

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