Stellenbosch were crowned as the 2018/19 National First Division Champions and also automatically promoted to the ABSA Premiership next season

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Stellenbosch 0-0 Maccabi, Idas Valley Sports Ground

Both sides failed to find the back of the net. After collecting 56 points this season than other teams, Stellenbosch were crowned as the 2018/19 National First Division Champions and they are also automatically promoted to the ABSA Premiership next season.

Ubuntu Cape Town 1-0 Royal Eagles, Athlone Stadium

Fawaaz Basadien netted a winner for Ubuntu. With this match result, Ubuntu Cape Town have been relegated to ABC Motsepe League next season after failing to collect enough points to save their National Division status despite winning their final match of the season. Royal Eagles will get final shot of the ABSA Premiership promotion by securing the play-offs spot after collecting 53 points this season in National First Division.

Uthongathi 0-0 TS Galaxy, Princess Magogo Stadium

Both sides failed to find the back of the net. Masizakhe Myathaza kept his first clean sheet this season in National First Division for The Rockets.

TS Sporting 0-1 Real Kings, Kabokweni Stadium

Lindokuhle Mtshali netted a winner for Magic Boys. With this match result, Real Kings secured their National First status for next season.

Witbank Spurs 0-4 Jomo Cosmos, Puma Rugby Stadium

Ange Lebahi, Kagiso Ndlovu, Vusimuzi Mncube and Riaan Hanamub netted for Ezenkosi. With this match result, Jomo Cosmos secured their National First Division status for the next season.

Mbombela United 0-2 Ajax Cape Town, KaNyamazane Stadium

Tashreeq Morris and Keagan Johannes netted for Urban Warriors. With this match result despite winning Ajax Cape Town failed secured the promotional play-offs spot with single goal difference.

University of Pretoria 0-6 Cape Umoya United, Tuks Stadium

Gavin Hammers netted a hat-trick for the Spirited Ones. Katlego Otladisa, Nyiko Tshabangu and Mark Paye were also in the score sheet for the Western Cape side. With this match result, Cape Umoya United secured their National First Division status for next season.

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivandila 2-0 Richards Bay, Thohoyandou Stadium

Thembisani Nevhulamba and Phumelele Bhengu netted for TTM. With this match result, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila secured their play-offs spot by eliminating Ajax Cape Town on single goal difference. Limpopo side will compete the promotional play-offs tournament against Royal Eagles and also against the ABSA Premiership team which finish on 15th spot on 11 May 2019.

Play-Offs Draw

The draw was conducted by Premier Soccer League five days ago as follows:-

We now can confirm that NFD 2 is Royal Eagles and NFD 3 is also Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila

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Photo Credit : Uthongathi FC

Uthongathi ended Ajax Cape Town ten matches home unbeaten run last week at Athlone Stadium

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Stellenbosch vs Maccabi, Idas Valley Sports Ground

Stellies lost twice at home this season and they only lost against KZN sides. Maccabi won their last two matches. A win or draw for Stellenbosch they will be crowned as the 2018/19 National First Division champions and also automatically promoted to the ABSA Premiership next season.

Ubuntu Cape Town vs Royal Eagles, Athlone Stadium

Ubuntu are unbeaten at home in their last four matches and Eagles are also unbeaten in their last three away trips. A big win for Ubuntu will mean that they will avoid relegation however their fate will also depend on other teams results.

Uthongathi vs TS Galaxy, Princess Magogo Stadium

Both teams have already secured their National First Division status for next season. TS Galaxy are using this match to prepare themselves for the Nedbank Cup Final against Kaizer Chiefs on 18 May 2019 at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

TS Sporting vs Real Kings, Kabokweni Stadium

Abantu Bemthetho have already secured their National First Division status for next season and Magic Boys need a draw inorder to secure their National First Division status for next season. A defeat for Real Kings might not a bad result for them if Ubuntu Cape Town looses against Royal Eagles who are also fighting for ABSA Premiership automatic promotion with Stellenbosch.

Witbank Spurs vs Jomo Cosmos, Puma Rugby Stadium

Siyavutha have already been relegated and they just want to end their season on a high note. Ezenkosi desperately need a win to avoid relegation inorder to secure their National First Division status for next season. A defeat or a draw for Jomo Cosmos might not a bad result for them if Ubuntu Cape Town looses against Royal Eagles who are also fighting for ABSA Premiership automatic promotion with Stellenbosch.

Mbombela United vs Ajax Cape Town, KaNyamazane Stadium

Tingwenyama hopes of securing play-offs spot were ended by Maccabi last week and they are playing this last match for their pride. A must win for Urban Warriors if they want to secure the play-offs spot however despite if they win their fate will also depend on Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila D.C. case which is going to be appealled by Premier Soccer League.

University of Pretoria vs Cape Umoya United, Tuks Stadium

AmaTuks have already secured their National First Division status for next season and the Spirited Ones need one point to ensure that they are safe from relegation.

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila vs Richards Bay, Thohoyandou Stadium

A win for TTM will secure their play-offs spot however their fate depend to the verdict of Premier Soccer League appeal. Natal Rich Boyz already secured their National First Division status for next season.

All above matches will kick-off at 15h00.

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Clubs participating in the National First Division must include in the team sheet for every match a minimum of five (5) players who are both under 23 and eligible to represent South Africa. A minimum of two (2) under 23 players must be on the field of play at all times during a match.

Source :-

http://www.psl.co.za/news/article/3666964-nsl-rule-change-nfd-u23-rule

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Photo Credit : Black Leopards FC

Tebogo Langerman scored his first ABSA Premiership goal this season for Mamelodi Sundowns against Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Black Leopards 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns, Thohoyandou Stadium

Gaston Sirino opened the scoring for the ABSA Premiership defending champions. Tebogo Langerman increased the lead for Bafana Ba Style. Tumelo Khutlang reduced the deficit for Lidoda Duvha.

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Photo Credit : Lamontville Golden Arrows FC

Knox Mutizwa was voted as the ABSA Premiership man of the match against Free State Stars at Princess Magogo Stadium

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Lamontville Golden Arrows 2-1 Free State Stars, Princess Magogo Stadium

Knox Mutizwa netted a brace for Abafana Besithende and Sibusiso Hlubi pulled one back for Ea Lla Koto.

Baroka 1-0 AmaZulu, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium

Tshediso Patjie netted a winner for Bakgaga.

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