Thanda Royal Zulu
Name: Thanda Royal Zulu FC
Nickname : Amabhubesi
Head Coach: Roger Sikhakane
Club colours: Red/Navy Blue
Home Venue: uMhlhathuze Sports Stadium
Alternative venue(s): Ulhundi
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.