NFD : second Kwazulu Zulu Natal Derby Loom, Thanda Royal Zulu vs Royal Eagles
NFD campaigners Thanda Royal Zulu will take on their rivals Royal Eagles in the first KZN derby this season at the Umhlathuze Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon.
The match is expected to produce fireworks as both clubs have a target to gain automatic promotion to the PSL at the end of the season.
Thanda Royal Zulu who are no strangers to the elite league will want to get past the money rolling Mpisane boys Royal Eagles have made good signing including show boating star Masibusisane Zongo who was offloaded by PSL club Platinum Stars for ill discipline.
Eagles will miss former Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs lethal striker for Sunday’s clash.
Thanda coach Roger Sikhakhane, who was instrumental in bringing PSL campaigners Chippa United to the elite league will look to show off his capabilities.
Amabhubhesi who are fresh from a good start in the NFD league will look to set pace as they eye the league this season. They registered a 2-1 win over new promoted club Magesi FC.
Former Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Polokwane City, Chippa United and Black Leopards coach Kostadin Papic who is known of his good style of play is looking to start turning things around for Eagles who played to a 1 all draw against another KZN outfit in Real Kings.
This could prove to be a do or die for Papic after he was given amen date to start winning or ship out by club chairman Sbusiso Mpisane.
The match is going to be a thriller and both clubs fans are looking forward to the encounter. They have called on to their fans to come in numbers and rally behind the boys.