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Jean-Pierre Faruggia, Assistant Coach of Ubuntu FC  ~ BackpagePix

IT hasn’t been a land of milk and honey in the National First Division (NFD) for newbies Ubuntu Cape Town FC.

One can safely say the club will be in the mix of those who will be facing the dreaded axe come end of the season.

After 10 games that have been played in the league, Ubuntu are still searching for their first victory of the season.

By the look of things, the club could even go to Christmas break without winning a match as they have the likes of University of Pretoria, Mthatha Bucks, Royal Eagles and Cape Town All Stars in their reaming fixture before December recess.

They are rooted at the bottom of the NFD log with five points from five draws and five defeats. They have not made any impact in the league.

Last month the club parted ways with coach Roger Links and their technical director, Casey Prince, took over as the new head coach.

This weekend there’s no action in the NFD due to the Fifa international break, but the clubs will be back in action next weekend.

Richards Bay FC, who are also serving their first spell in the NFD, are also battling. The former Roger Sikhakhane’s charges have won one match in 10 outings. 
They are second from the bottom of the log with nine points, four ahead of Ubuntu.

Nine coaches who started the season in charge of respective clubs have been shown the door.

Those coaches include Links (Ubuntu) Sikhakhane (Richards Bay FC), David Kannemeyer (All Stars), Thierry Mulonzo and Les Grobler (Highlands Park), Allan Freese (Royal Eagles), Petrus Chauke (Mbombela United), Ian Palmer (Mthatha Bucks) and Jean Luscuito, who recently got fired at Black Leopards.

Former Absa Premiership sides Highlands Park and AmaTuks have been showing some consistency at the top.

And if they can continue with their impressive form, there are chances that we might see one of them back in the top flight next season.

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