PSL confirm AmaZulu return


AmaZulu have ended a three-year wait for their return to the top flight after a buyout of Thanda Royal Zulu was confirmed by the league.

Thanda earned promotion to the PSL last season after winning the National First Divison (NFD) title, while AmaZulu have endured three unsuccessful attempts at trying to earn promotion themselves.

The deal between the two KZN clubs, which has been in the making for several months and has been highly publicised, was finally given the green light by the PSL on Thursday.

Thanda will continue to campaign in the First Division, under the name of Richards Bay Football Club, the town where they have always been based.

“The club formerly known as Thanda Royal Zulu will campaign in the Premier Division of the League under the name AmaZulu Football Club and be located in Durban.

“Richards Bay Football Club will campaign in the National First Division and be located in Richards Bay,” the PSL said in a statement.

In another announcement, it was confirmed that NFD side FC Cape Town have sold their franchise to a development academy from the Mother City.

“In addition, the club formerly known as FC Cape Town will campaign in the National First Division under the name of Ubuntu Cape Town Football Club,” the league stated.