The National First Division, The NFD
The National First Division, The NFD
The NFD Glad Africa Championship

A NEW DAWN IN THE NFD

A new dawn has broken in the NFD with the announcement that GladAfrica Coporation will sponsor the 1st Division which will be renamed the GladAfrica Championship for the next five years starting from this season. While the full details of this exciting deal have yet to be disclosed, ie televised matches and the monthly grant, the season ending prizemoney has been substantially increased to R3m for the winners (R300 000 previously), R1.5m for the runner up and R1m for finishing in third place. 

CLUBS PARTICIPATING IN NFD 2019/20

The sixteen clubs that will contest the 2019/20 National First Division championship are now known after the conclusion of both the NFD and ABC Motsepe League Promtoional Playoffs.

AJAX CAPE TOWN. 4th in the NFD in 2018/19

CAPE UMOYA UNITED, 10th in the NFD in 2018/19

FREE STATE STARS, 16 and last in the PSL in 2018/19 and relegated to the NFD 

JDR STARS, winners of the Gauteng stream in the ABC Motsepe League and finalists at the Playoffs

JOMO COSMOS, 13th in the NFD in 2018/19 

MACCABI FC, 11th in their maiden season in the NFD in 2018/19

STEENBERG UNITED AND JDR STARS IN THE NFD

Western Cape's Steenberg United FC and JDR Stars from Gauteng both qualified to play in the NFD for the 2019/20 season after winning their respective semi-finals at the ABC Motsepe League Promotional Playoffs in Cape Town on Friday. Steenberg United beat NW Province champions Casric 1 - 0, while JDR Stars saw off Northern Cape side Hungry Lions with a 3 - 0 scoreline.

Steenberg and JDR Stars will do battle for the title of ABC Motsepe League champions at 13h00 on Saturday, with the winners pocketing a cool R1 million and the runner-up R500 000.00

ABC MOTSEPE LEAGUE NATIONAL PLAYOFFS-2019

The ABC Motsepe League national playoffs got under way in Cape Town on Tuesday and all the matches have been played in each group. Steenberg United beat Casric 1 - 0 in the one semi-final, while JDR Stars defeated Hungry Lions 3 - 0 in the other semi-final. Both Steenberg and JDR Stars will compete in the NFD next season. The final will be contested on Saturday with the winning team taking home R1m and the runner-up bagging R500 000.00  

TS GALAXY CREATE NEDBANK CUP HISTORY

National First Division outfit TS Galaxy caused not only a major upset on Saturday in beating Premier League side Kaizer Chiefs 1 - 0 in the Nedbank Cup, but by doing so became the first club from the lower ranks of south African football to win the "Cup of Dreams". Thabiso Kutumela's late penalty enough for the win.

PROMOTIONAL PLAYOFF FIXTURE DATES, VENUES AND TIMES

The fixtures, dates, times and venues have been announced by the PSL and are as follows:

Match 1 - Royal Eagles vs TTM FC     Wednesday 15 May 2019     Chatsworth Stadium     15h00

Match 2 - Maritzburg United FC vs Royal Eagles   Sunday 19 May 2019     Harry Gwala Stadium     15h00

Match 3 - TTM FC vs Maritzburg United FC     Wednesday 22 May 2019     Thohoyandou Stadium     15h00

VENUE FOR NEDBANK CUP FINAL CONFIRMED

The PSL has confirmed that the final for the 2019 Nedbank Cup between Kaizer Chaiefs and NFD rookies TS Galaxy will be held at the Moses Mabidha Stadium on the 18th of May 2019.

Amakhozi are the most succesful side in the history of the Nedbank Cup in it's various forms since Chiefs beat Pirates 2 - 1 in a replay of the Life Challenge Cup in 1971. The Naturena based side have won the competition 13 times in the past with their last win coming in 2013 when they beat Supersport United 1 - 0 in the Nedbank Cup.

PROMOTION PLAYOFF DRAW CONFIRMED

The Promotion Play-off draw was conducted on Thursday afternoon in Johannesburg at the headquarters of the PSL.

The Premier Soccer League confirmed that the Promotion Play-offs will kick-off on Wednesday, 15 May 2019.

The last fixture of the play-offs will be played on 01 June 2019.

NFD NEDBANK CUP QUARTERFINALS DATES, VENUES AND TIMES

The dates, kick-off times and venues for the Quarterfinals of the 2019 Nedbank Cup for NFD teams has been announced by the PSL.

Wednesday 27 March

Cape Umoya United vs TS Galaxy          Athlone Stadium          19h30

Other fixtures

Saturday 30 March 

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Golden Arrows          Dr. Molemela Stadium          15h00

NEDBANK CUP QUARTERFINAL DRAW - NFD TEAMS

The draw for the Round of 16 of the Nedbank Cup was held at the studios of Supersport International on Thursday night.

The draw for the teams from the NFD are as follows :

CAPE UMOYA UNITED vs TS GALAXY

The other fixtures are as follows :

BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC vs GOLDEN ARROWS

KAIZER CHIEFS vs CT CITY

BIDVEST WITS vs CHIPPA UNITED FC

Dates, venues and kickoff times will be announced within due course.

NFD NEDBANK CUP ROUND OF 16 RESULTS

Sunday 17 February 2019

Jomo Cosmos 0 TS Galaxy 1

Saturday 16 February 2019

Witbank Spurs 1 Golden Arrows 2

Chippa United 2 TTM FC 0

Bloemfontein Celtic 1 richards Bay FC 0

Friday 15 February 2019

Cape Umoya 0 Mbombela United FC 0 after extra time

Cape Umoya won 4 - 2 on Penalties to be the first side through to the Nedbank Cup quarterfinal draw.

Other Results

Cape Town City 3 Highlands Park 0

The Magic 0 Kaizer Chiefs 3

Black Leopards 1 Bidvest Wits 1

Bidvest Wits win 3 - 2 Penalties

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