The National First Division, The NFD
The National First Division, The NFD

NFD WRAP - WEEK TWO

MOROKA SWALLOWS 1 FC CAPE TOWN 0

Swallows used homeground advantage to pick up their first win as an NFD team and climb into the top half of the table overnight. FC CT slip to the bottom of the table having lost both of their opening matches.

THANDA ROYAL ZULU 0 AMAZULU 0

The first KZN derby of the season ended in the first ever draw between these two sides. While Amazulu move up to 2nd on the log, Thanda stay in midtable after drawing both of their matches so far this season.

NFD PREVIEW - WEEK TWO

25 goals were scored in Round 1 of the new NFD campaign with some interesting results for some away sides.

In week 2 there will be two derbies. One in KZN and the other in the Cape. There will also be an opportunity for the sides who played away last week to be seen at home for the first time this season.

The NFD – Creating the Future of South African Football.

MOROKA SWALLOWS vs FC CAPE TOWN

NFD WRAP - WEEK ONE

18 goals were scored on day one of the new NFD season in 6 matches.

BLACK LEOPARDS 2 MILANO UNITED FC 0

Leopards started their campaign on a successful note in Thohoyandou on Saturday when they kept their home record intact against Milano. The win puts Lidoda Duvha on top of the log overnight. The Leopards goals came from Roggert Nyundu and Thembisani Nevhulamba.

AMAZULU 1 WITBANK SPURS 0

TEAMS AND COACHES

TEAMS AND COACHES AT THE START OF THE NFD SEASON

AFRICAN WARRIORS  -  MORENA RAMOREBOLI

AMAZULU  -  STEVE BARKER

BAROKA  -  kGOLOKO THOBEJANE

BLACK LEOPARDS  -  MAJOR DAVID BRIGHT

CT ALL STARS  -  DAN MALESELA

FC CAPE TOEN  -  PETER DE JONGH

HIGHLANDS PARK  -  ALAN FREESE

MBOMBELA UNITED  -  VUSI MKHATSHWA

MILANO UNITED  -  BOEBIE SOLOMONS

MTHATHA BUCKS  -  LESLIE NOTSI

MOROKA SWALLOWS  -  IAN GOROWA

ROYAL EAGLES  -  VLADISLAV HERIC

NFD PREVIEW - WEEK ONE

A new season. Two big names for the PSL have joined the NFD for the new season, while two other newcomers have progressed from the ABC Motsepe League.

A warm welcome to Amazulu, Moroka Swallows, Mbombela United FC and Mthatha Bucks. We wish you a pleasant stay in the NFD.

The NFD – Creating the Future of South African Football.

BLACK LEOPARDS vs MILANO UNITED FC

AFRICAN WARRIORS PRE-SEASON

Warriors played 2 pre-season friendlies against Lesotho side Dinare FC last weekend as they prepare for the upcoming NFD season. Warriors drew the first 1 - 1 before losing the second 1 - 2.

Coach Ramoreboli has been retained as the coach and has some work to do in order to streamline a large squad into a unit that can challenge for honors this season.

The Qwa Qwa based side are the only representatitives from the Free State remaining on the NFD after the relegation of Maluti FET College last season.

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS DAY 5

Victories for Mbombela United FC and Mthatha Bucks saw the two teams win their resepctive groups and earn promotion to the NFD for next season.

Mbombela beat African All Stars 3 - 2 in a top of Group A match, while Mthatha Bucks saw off the challenge of NW Shining Stars in Group B. Other Group A contenders Glendene beat Milford 1 - 0 but it was not enough to top the Mpumalanga side. In Group A Magesi and Hungry Lions played to a 3 - 3 draw allowing 3rd placed Bucks to sneak into top spot and into the NFD.

Fixtures and Results

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS DAY 4

16 goals weere scored on Day 4 of the ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS in Kimberley.

Group A saw the end of the road for former NFD side Roses United and KZN's Milford United. Roses lost 1 - 2 to Glendene, while Mbombela retained their unbeaten record by thumping Milford 3 - 1.

In Group B Hungry Lions lost for the fisrt time when they went down to Mthatha Bucks in a 7 goal thriller ,whhile Magesi and NW Shining Stars played to a 1 - 1 draw.

Fixtures and Results

Day 1 – Monday 20 July 2015

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS DAY 3

12 goals, including the first hattrick of the tournament, were score on Day 3 of the ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Former Bloemfontein Celtic striker, Moses Spandeel, Scored all 3 as Hungry Lions beat NW Shinig Stars 3-2 in Group B. In the other Group B match Magesi came from behind to beat Mthatha Bucks 2 - 1.

African All Stars went to the top of Group A after beating Milford 2 - 1, while title contenders Mbombela and Roses played to a 1 - 1 stalemate.

Fixtures and results

Day 1 – Monday 20 July 2015

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS DAY 1

Roses United came from behind to beat Milford 2 - 1 on day 1 of the ABC Motsepe League Playoffs. Mbongeni Ngcobo had the KZN side in front at halftime, but Duncan Lechesa's side rallied with two 2nd half goals from Vusi Sikhelwa to go top of Group A on goal difference.

In the late match, Glendene outlasted african All Stars to claim their first 3 pointer of the playoffs.

The fixtures are as follows :

Day 1 – Monday 20 July 2015

Milford FC                           1              Roses United FC               2

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE PLAYOFF FIXTURES

The draw for the 2015 ABC Motsepe League Playoffs was made at SAFA House on Monday.

The playoffs will be held in Kimberley from 20 July 2015, after which the winners and runners/up will be promoted to the National First Division.

The fixtures are as follows :

Day 1 – Monday 20 July 2015

Milford FC                           vs            Roses United FC

Glendene United FC       vs            African All Stars FC

PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFFS MATCH 5

BLACK LEOPARDS 1 MOROKA SWALLOWS 0

Former Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques ensured that his previous employer were relegated to the NFD for the first time in their history when they slumped to a 1 - 0 loss against Black Leopards on Sunday. The goal for Lidoda Duvha  was a beauty and came in the 31st minute from Roggert Nyundu. The man on loan from Polokwane City has been a revelation at Leopards in the second half of this season, and has made a massive contribution to the Limpopo side being close to promotion to the ABSA Premiership. 

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