Thanda Royal Zulu F.C.
|Full name||Thanda Royal Zulu Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Amabhubesi (The Lions)|
|Founded||2007, renamed Benoni Premier United|
|Ground||Richards Bay Stadium, Richards Bay|
|League||National First Division|
|2014–15||National First Division, 4th|
The club was known as Benoni Premier United until the end of the 2006–07 season when it was bought by a Swedish consortium that included Sven-Goran Eriksson. The new owners moved the franchise from Benoni to KwaZulu-Natal. Prior to that the club was known as Hellenic FC and was based in Cape Town.
In 2010 the club moved its headquarters from Durban to Richards Bay.
The club's nickname Amabhubesi is Zulu for Lions while Thanda means love.
Premier Soccer League record
2013–14 First team squad
As of September 22, 2013
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer
- Shirt sponsor: Bell Equipment
- Kit manufacturer: Joma
|1958–2004||Hellenic FC||Cape Town|
|2004–2007||Premier United Football Club||Benoni|
|2007–present||Thanda Royal Zulu FC||Durban / Mpumalanga / Richards Bay|