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Richards Bay Grab First Win, Highlands Suffer Third Consecutive Loss

National First Division Wrap

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 24, 2017 05:11 PM

Stellenbosch consolidated their position at the top of the NFD log with a comfortable 1-0 win over Cape Town All Stars, while University of Pretoria and Mthatha Bucks recorded good 2-1 away victories over Witbank Spurs and Uthongathi FC respectively.

In addition, there were wins for Mbombela United and Richards Bay.

Thanks to Tshepo Mabua’s second-half volley, Stellenbosch maintained their unbeaten record but the same cannot be said for Siyavutha, who despite going ahead against AmaTuks, suffered their opening loss.

In fact, during a five-minute period Spurs were twice undone by neat corner kicks from Thabo Moseki which resulted in goals for Khayelihle Shozi and Grant Bruchhausen.

This result leaves Shaun Bartlett’s charges a mere point behind Steve Barker’s outfit, while both Bucks and Mbombela United are breathing down their necks on 9 points each.

Uthongathi’s loss was their first at home but all credit must go to the way that Bucks always believed they’d win this exciting encounter. The talented Mpo Erasmus had a hand in both goals. First, he put the Eastern Cape team ahead before his rebound was slotted home by Lucky Mathosi.

This was Erasmus’ 5th goal in as many games and his hard work rate is certain to keep Ian Palmer’s team amongst the frontrunners.

After an excellent start of two wins in a row, Highlands Park’s wheels have suddenly come off with three successive defeats.

The Lions of the North lost 1-0 at the KaNyamazane Stadium, where a single goal from Mbombela’s Tshepo Liphoko was sufficient for their three-point haul.

Richards Bay finally got their show on the road with a 3-1 home win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC, thanks to Sphelele Mkhulise, Thabiso Nkoana and Michael Boy Gumede.

Unbeaten Real Kings did well to grab a point during their goalless draw in Limpopo against Black Leopards, who remain well off the pace.

Another struggling outfit is the big-spending Royal Eagles, still without a win and having only collected 3 points from a possible 15.

Their latest disappointment was a 1-1 home draw with Super Eagles.

The same applies to Ubuntu Cape Town after a similar result against Jomo Cosmos.


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setlaboswana Sep 25, 2017 12:24 PM
@MaTshepiso, will try to follow it my man.
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MaTshepiso Sep 25, 2017 11:47 AM
Sekese is now wearing number 8. Where is that TRZ`s famous number 8?
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MaTshepiso Sep 25, 2017 11:43 AM
@setlaboswana ....NFD is the best league in the country. You must follow it.
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setlaboswana Sep 25, 2017 08:15 AM
@MaTshepiso, good to hear my Legend. I have not been following NFD football...I hope your team return to the big league come next season.
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MaTshepiso Sep 25, 2017 08:08 AM
Our captain, Linda "Figo" Mntambo, played his 100th game for Jomo Cosmos. He celebrated this milestone by scoring a goal that assisted us to get a crucial point. We salute him and hope one day he will out of the change-room to play his 400th game for this team ya setshaba. Ha o bapalla Jomo Cosmos, o bapalla team ya setshaba. It is not only Jomo Sono's team.
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analdinho83Mgema Sep 25, 2017 08:02 AM
I hope Stellies will get promoted this season but it's still too early and they must get points as possible as they can now because it's gonna be tough going forward
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MaTshepiso Sep 25, 2017 08:02 AM
@setlaboswana...hi, Mr. My team is impressing me! We have talent that will take us to the promised labd.
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mpmll Sep 25, 2017 07:47 AM
Hahahahahahah Best for last season of caf though the back door.....aysh no more back doors this time.....azishe ke looool
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setlaboswana Sep 25, 2017 06:38 AM
@Stavros, Downs have bowed out of CCL my friend, let's rally behind Suppersport Utd..they are our pride at the moment as far as Continental Competition is concerned, they are our only hope. But I am very disappointed with Downs..
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setlaboswana Sep 25, 2017 06:30 AM
@MaTshepiso, hey my Legend! Morning!
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Stavros Sep 24, 2017 10:40 PM
eh guys let's talk truth downs is the best team in Africa u know that
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MaTshepiso Sep 24, 2017 08:17 PM
The Jomo Cosmos got a valuable point away in Cape Town and it should EVENTUALLY help us to go the land of milk and honey.
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MaTshepiso Sep 24, 2017 08:14 PM
Highlands Park and Cape Town All Stars got too much excited with their first two victories . Both, SUBSEQUENTLY, lost 3 consecutive games. NFD is a jungle and the sooner they realize THAT the better. There is till hope for Highlands PARK but All Stars must change their negative tactics.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 24, 2017 07:02 PM
Mmm is tough this season in NFD#Wydad Casablanca all the way
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75149316 Sep 24, 2017 06:41 PM
Mthatha Bucks hala boys
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Chicharito07 Sep 24, 2017 05:39 PM
Well done guys

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