Stellenbosch FC did not produce the grandstand finish they had hoped for on the last day of the National First Division (NFD) season but a goalless draw at home with Maccabi FC was enough to secure the title and a place in next season’s top flight. The one point meant that Stellenbosch finished three points clear at the top of the table because second-placed Royal Eagles lost at the Athlone Stadium to Ubuntu Cape Town. But Ubuntu’s 1-0 win — courtesy of a 15th minute goal from Fawaaz Basadien — was not enough to save their status and they go down to the amateur ranks, along with already relegated Witbank Spurs, after finishing second from bottom. Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhadila (TTM) finished in third place, narrowly ahead of Ajax Cape Town on goal difference, and go into the end of season promotion-relegation playoffs along with Durban-based Royal Eagles. Both TTM and Ajax won 2-0 on the last day of the season but TTM had a better goal difference. They and Eagles will be up against the ...

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