Thabiso Nkoana: Thanda Royal Zulu must stay calm in home stretch of NFD title race


Nkoana, who joined AmaBhubesi from Stellenbosch FC in the January transfer window, has netted twice in seven league appearances for the KZN side.

Roger Sikhakhane's team are eight points clear of second-placed Black Leopards with 47 points from 22 matches, and just need 17 more points to return to the PSL for the time since being relegated in 2008/09.

"I think anything is possible and we just have to take it one game at a time and we mustn't lose focus," Nkoana tells

"We just need to remain calm and take it one game at a time.

"Thanda is a good team and they play good football, they remind me of a few seasons ago at Ajax Cape Town. I think I made a good choice in coming here.

"Discipline will be critical and to have enough rest and to enjoy each and every moment. We don't have to put pressure on ourselves and the rest will take care of itself," concludes the former SuperSport United man, who won the Nedbank Cup's young player of the tournament award in 2012.

Thanda next face Jomo Cosmos at Tsakane Stadium on April 16. Sikhakhane has confirmed their top scorer Mhlengi Cele, who is second on the NFD scoring charts with 15 goals, is available after being rested last weekend against Santos due to a knock.