Zizwe FC has eyes set on NFD; All Stars sold to new franchise

2017-05-18 06:00
Zizwe United are poised for greater glory if they get promoted.

Zizwe United are poised for greater glory if they get promoted.

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Zizwe United FC, the provincial ABC Motsepe League winners have their hopes pinned on playing in the National First Division next season.

But first they must compete with eight other teams from other provinces to win promotion.

Zizwe United FC team manager Michael Siheke was upbeat about the fact that they have a “fair but tough chance”.

“The Western Cape league is one of the toughest compared to others and I hope the experience we gained will guide us to victory,” said Siheke.

The play-offs will be held in East London in July.

Should Zizwe United FC win there it will mean they will be granted the status to play in the National First Division (NFD).

“We are more than ready for the challenge. We signed on six former players from PSL and NFD. We would like to thank our supporters from across the province that were there for us through-out. Their support was marvellous. We are still going to need their support,” Siheke said.

The side is guided by Julius Dube the former coach of Mthatha Bucks. The team only lost one game, had seven draws and won the rest of 30 games they played in the season.

Zizwe was formed in June 2014 and was formally known as Mbekweni United.

  • Meanwhile kickoff .com has revealed that the sale of National First Division franchise Cape Town All Stars has been agreed on in principle with the deal due to be completed this week.

All Stars have been on the market for a while now and following the completion of the first division season, KickOff.com can now confirm that the transaction will go through in the next couple of days.

The new owners will also be based in Cape Town where they are already running a development known as Ubuntu Football Academy.

Authoritative sources close to the happenings confirm that the new owners have USA-based financial backers and have already laid down structures on how they will run the new club.

Word reaching this website is All Stars owner Lunga Ncwana has already agreed to the offer tabled for the status of his club which has been playing in the first division for the past three years.

The agreed price is between R7-9 million.

Igugu leKapa, as All Stars are nicknamed, finished ninth in the first division with Patrick Mabedi as their head coach.

All Stars were formed seven years ago.

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