THE LATEST NFD NEWS
• Following a 1-0 victory over Alexandra United, Baberwa FC were the only remaining unbeaten Gauteng ABC Motsepe League club at round eight. “That match was a thriller. My guys are fighters. I’m going to win the league this time,” said a confident Baberwa boss, Joe Seanego.
• Despite a late start in the North West ABC Motsepe League Stream, Orbit College has showed good form by netting nine goals in their opening three fixtures, while Moretele Gunners FC were pointless at the same stage, having conceded eight times. • Meanwhile, the situation in Limpopo’s third tier is far worse because clubs such as Magesi FC, Great North FC, Boyne Tigers FC, Polokwane City Academy and Polokwane United are still waiting to begin their 2018/19 season. “There’s a lot of football politicians here,” joked a wellknown coach. • Although two left wingers, Sabelo Buthelezi, 18, and Themba Gumede, 20, as well as striker, Nkululeko Zondi, 22, were spotted training with Royal Eagles, the club’s new Serbian coach, Zlatko Krmpotic, is only expected to make a decision about their futures at a later stage. “Zlatko will first focus on the registered players before giving proper attention to those on trial. I understand his point of view,” a source told Soccer Laduma. • Football agent, Daniel Brophy, of Prime Sports Management, who looks after the affairs of well-travelled midfielder, Xolani Mdaki, has moved to the UK. “It’s a better place to base yourself,” he said. • Ajax Cape Town’s former midfielder, Ndiviwe Mdabuka, has finally made his Maccabi FC debut. “He did well against TS Galaxy,” said coach, Mokete Tsotetsi.