Thanda Royal Zulu

Thanda Royal Zulu

Name: Thanda Royal Zulu FC

Nickname : Amabhubesi

Head Coach: Roger Sikhakane

Formed: 2007

Club colours: Red/Navy Blue

Home Venue: uMhlhathuze Sports Stadium

Alternative venue(s): Ulhundi

Website: www.thandarzfc.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   

              THANDA ROYAL ZULU

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log
27 Aug 16 MAGESI FC A 2 1 CELE ; MAELA WK 1 -4
10 Sep 16 ROYAL EAGLES H 2 0 CELE ; MAPHATE WK 2 -2
24 Sep 16 MBOMBELA UN ITED A 1 1 CELE WK 3 -4
28 Sep 16 WITBANK SPURS H 5 1 CELE (4) ; DLAMINI WK 4 -1
01 Oct 16 REAL KINGS FC H 5 1 MAELA (2) ; DLAMINI ; NCOBENI ; MFEKAYI WK 5 -1
15 Oct 16 FC CT A 4 1 CELE (3) ; KOMANE WK 6 -1
22 Oct 16 SANTOS A 0 0   WK 7 -1
26 Oct 16 MILANO UNITED FC H 2 1 CELE ; MAELA WK 8 -1
29 Oct 16 MTHATHA BUCKS A 2 2 CELE ; GUMEDE WK 9 -1
05 Nov 16 AMATUKS H 2 1 KOMANE ; NENE WK10 -1
19 Nov 16 AMAZULU A 0 0   WK11 -1
26 Nov 16 JOMO COSMOS H 2 0 DLAMINI ; NCOBENI WK12 -1
03 Dec 16 BLACK LEOPARDS A 0 0   WK13 -1
10 Dec 16 CT ALL STARS H 2 1 NCOBENI ; MACHEKE WK14 -1
17 Dec 16 STELLENBOSCH FC A 1 0 KOMANE WK15 -1
11 Feb 17 MBOMBELA UN ITED H 2 1 MAELA ; NKOANA WK16 -1
15 Feb 17 WITBANK SPURS A 1 1 NCOBENI WK17 -1
18 Feb 17 AMAZULU H 2 2 CELE (2) WK18 -1
25 Feb 17 AMATUKS A 0 2   WK19 -1
04 Mar 17 MTHATHA BUCKS H 1 1 CELE WK20 -1
18 Mar 17 MILANO UNITED FC A 2 0 NCOBENI ; NKOANA WK21 -1
01 Apr 17 SANTOS H       WK22
15 Apr 17 JOMO COSMOS A       WK23
19 Apr 17 BLACK LEOPARDS H       WK24
22 Apr 17 ROYAL EAGLES A       WK25
29 Apr 17 MAGESI FC H       WK26
06 May 17 STELLENBOSCH FC H       WK27
13 May 17 CT ALL STARS A       WK28
21 May 17 FC CT H       WK29
28 May 17 REAL KINGS FC A       WK30
      38 17    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
THANDA ROYAL ZULU 10 8 2 0 25 9 16 26
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
THANDA ROYAL ZULU 11 4 6 1 13 8 5 18
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
THANDA ROYAL ZULU 21 12 8 1 38 17 21 44

 

                    THANDA ROYAL ZULU

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN DOB INFO
SAMKELO MBAMBO 16 GOALKEEPER   20-Apr-1990 Nathi
SIYABONGA MBATHA 39 GOALKEEPER Durban 04-Feb-89 Dbn Stars, Arrows Jnrs, Arrows, Celtic, Arrows, Celtic, Warriors, FC CT
VUSUMUZI MAGAGULA 40 GOALKEEPER   14-Aug-1982 Sivutsa,Afr. Warriors
           
ZITHA MACHEKE 3 DEFENDER Johannesburg 4-Jan-1994 Chiefs Jnrs, Chippa
JABULANI NCOBENI 8 RIGHT WING PMB 19-Aug-1990 Celtic, Thanda, PMB, Arrows
           
NHLAKANIPHO MKHWANAZI 21 MIDFIELD Pongola 27-Feb-1989 Island FC, Sivutsa, Island FC, Polokwane
MENZI DLAMINI 23 MIDFIELD Mpumalamga 14-Feb-1991 Pirates, Aces, Cosmos
AYANDA NDLOVU 25 MIDFIELD Edendale 24-Aug-1993 u/17.20. Pmb Utd, Sivutsa, Pmb Utd, Sivutsa
           
MHLENGI CELE 9 STRIKER Eshowe 18-Apr-1987 Thanda, Chippa
           
MISHO MTEBULE 2     23-Mar-1994  
AYABULELWA KONQOBE 5     12-Jan-1996 Ajax, S/S, Amazulu
KATLEGO MAPHATHE 7     24-Apr-1993 Roses, Warriors
SONKE NTULI 10     30-May-1995  
MICHAELBOY GUMEDE 11     07-Jun-93  
SIDUDUZO DLAMINI 12     29-Dec-1991  
MPHAKAMISEMI NENE 15     1-Jan-1992 Thanda, Blackburn, Thanda, Pmb Utd
KHOTSO MALOPE 17     18-Jun-1994  
EVANDER SPANDIEL 18     20-Apr-94  
INNOCENT MAELA 19     14-Aug-92 Afr.Warriors, W Spurs
SIYABONGA BHENGU 26     3-Jul-1994  
AYANDA LUKHELE 27     17-Sep-1996  
XOLANI MPONTSHANE 29     18-Mar-1990  
NKANYISO MFEKAYI 42     2-Jul-1993  
BOIKANYO KOMANE 44     28-Nov-92 Garankuwa, R Eagles
TRANSFER IN          
VELILE ZITHA       9-Jul-1989 Sivutsa,Thanda,Arrows
THABISO NKOANA   STRIKER Pretoria 28-Oct-1992 Sundowns Jns, Blackburn, SS Jnrs,S/S,Ajax
TRANSFER OUT          
STEVEN NCANANA   MIDFIELD Mtubatuba 23-Apr-1986 Released
THABANG MAKGABUTLANE       21-Jun-1990 Released
THULANI KHWINANA       18-Feb-1992 Released