Newbies JDR Stars early pace setters in the GladAfrica Championship

JDR Stars, the newly-promoted Gauteng based side, find themselves at the summit of the GladAfrica Championships barely a month into their GladAfrica Championship journey.

JDR Stars, with eight points from four matches, have won two matches and drew the same number of games. They are yet to taste defeat in the league. Admittedly, it is still early days but there is no doubt that their form has set the tone in the GladAfrica Championship.

Coached by Nditsheni Nemasisi, they are among the surprise packages for the 2019/20 season. They have scored a total of nine goals (from four matches) averaging more than two goals per match. Joining them at the top is the University of Pretoria coached by the experienced Zipho Dlangalala also on eight points but with an inferior goal difference.

On Saturday, 21 September 2019, JDR Stars will get an opportunity to consolidate at the top when they travel to Cape Umoya United – currently sitting seventh on the log.

Tshakhuma FC, Ajax Cape Town and Uthongathi complete the top five in the GladAfrica Championship log standings.

At the foot of the table, Royal Eagles – with two games in hand – are still to win a match. They have one point from two fixtures.

TS Sporting, who had a solid start to the 2018/19 season, have found it difficult to replicate last season’s early form. They are second from bottom with two points from four fixtures. They too are still searching for their first win of the 2019/20 season.

Former Absa Premiership side, Free State Stars have also had a rocky start to the season. After four fixtures, they are still yet to register a win –with only two draws and two loses.

Free State Stars have since acquired the services of Vladislav Heric – a man who has intimate knowledge of the GladAfrica Championship.

Weekend GladAfrica Championship Fixtures:


1. Royal Eagles v Royal Kings (Chatsworth Stadium, 15h00)

2. TS Sporting v Mbombela United (Kwabokweni Stadium, 15h00)

3. JDR Stars v Cape Umoya United (Giant Stadium, 15h00)


4. University of Pretoria v Uthongathi (Tuks Stadium, 15h00)

5. Steenberg United v Swallows FC (Athlone Stadium, 15h00)

6. TS Galxy v Ajax Cape Town (Kameelrivier Stadium, 15h00)

7. Richards Bay v Free State Stars (uMhlathuze Sports Complex, 15h00)