Surprising nfd results

2010-10-06 00:00

THERE were some shocking results in the National First Division (NFD) inland stream at the weekend when former Premier Soccer League campaigners Jomo Cosmos were held to a draw by rookies FC AK, while in the coastal stream Nathi Lions surprised log leaders African Warriors with a 3-1 pasting in KwaMashu.

At the other end, Thanda Royal Zulu­ collected their first maximum points, beating Blackburn Rovers 1-0 in the Eastern Cape while Dynamos also picked up their win at the expense of United FC (1-0) in Giyani.

The Dynamos result could not have come at a better time given the cloud hanging over the Limpopo side, following their coach Phillip Mbofana’s arrest on rape allegations.

Since the Zimbabwean coach is set to appear in court tomorrow, the club has moved swiftly to name Allen Freeze as the caretaker coach.

One of the highlights of the Dynamos-United FC match was when Pietermaritzburg-born former Sundowns, Maritzburg United, Moroka Swallows and Bloemfontein Celtic striker Sandile “AK 47” Ndlovu missed a sitter that could have made the score 2-0.

Inland stream log leaders Cosmos, who started the season on a high note by winning all their three points, were shocked by FC AK, who were clearly not overawed at the occasion.

The returnees to the second-tier division took the game to the hard-tackling Ezenkosi, and with a bit of luck could have grabbed all three points at Eldorado Park.

Meanwhile, despite Nathi Lions defeating log leaders Warriors 3-1 through goals scored by Christopher Komane, Siyabonga Shoyisa and Ntuthuko Dlamini, Sammy Troughton’s side could not unsettle FC Cape Town, who still sit tight at the top standings.

This is thanks to the Mother City outfit’s overwhelming win over Hanover Park (3-0) in Wynberg through goals from Waseem Isaacs, Darren Dicks and Josef Lekata.

At Charles Mopeli in the Free State, Carara Kicks and Bay United produced no goals, which left former Free State Stars skipper Ducan Lechesa’s side lurking near the drop zone, just two points above Blackburn, who lost yet again.

There are no NFD games this weekend owing to Fifa international games and action will only resume next weekend.

COASTAL STREAM RESULTS

Friday

Nathi 3 Warriors 1

Saturday

Blackburn Rovers 0 Thanda 1

Sunday

Carara Kicks 0 Bay Utd 0

Hanover 0 FC Cape Town 3

INLAND STREAM RESULTS

Friday

University of Pretoria 2 Batau FC 0

Saturday

Leopards 1 Witbank Spurs 2

United FC 0 Dynamos 1

Sunday

FC AK 0 Cosmos 0.

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