Stellenbosch lead the pack

Stellenbosch lead the way in the 2018/19 National First Division after they claimed an away win over TS Sporting, while Ubuntu Cape Town remain winless and stuck at the bottom of the log.

Saturday’s action in round eight saw Ajax Cape Town held goalless at home by Ubuntu Cape Town in a derby clash (with Ubuntu later naming Vladislav Heric as their new coach), while the clash between Royal Eagles and TS Galaxy also ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Elsewhere, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila won 2-0 at home to Mbombela United thanks to a brace from Onyedikachi Ononogbu and Stellenbosch rose to the top of the standings with a 2-0 away win over TS Sporting – goals from Iqraam Rayners and Ashley du Preez secured the victory for Steve Barker’s team.

Sunday saw far more goal-scoring action, with veteran Collins Mbesuma netting a brace in a losing cause as Maccabi FC went down 4-2 at the hands of visitors Real Kings, Roger de Sa’s Cape Umoya United were hammered 4-1 at home by Witbank Spurs, Richards Bay were held 2-2 by Uthongathi and Pretoria University drew 1-1 away to Jomo Cosmos.

The NFD will resume with a full round of fixtures next weekend, 26-28 October.


Saturday 20 October
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 2-0 Mbombela United
TS Sporting 0-2 Stellenbosch
Ajax Cape Town 0-0 Ubuntu Cape Town
Royal Eagles 0-0 TS Galaxy

Sunday 21 October
Richards Bay 2-2 Uthongathi FC
Cape Umoya United 1-4 Witbank Spurs
Jomo Cosmos 1-1 Pretoria University
Maccabi FC 2-4 Real Kings