Bush Bucks F.C. (1957)

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Bush Bucks
Bush Bucks logo.svg
Full nameBush Bucks Football Club
Nickname(s)Imbabala (The Bucks)

Bush Bucks is a former South African football (soccer) club. The club was founded in 1957 and originally based in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. In 2001, the team moved to East London, it was nicknamed Imbabala (The Bucks).


The club was formed by a former official of the Bush Bucks club from Durban who had moved to the area, it was named Umtata Bucks and played at the South African top level (NSL) for six seasons during Transkei's nominal independency from 1976 to 1994, managing 4 finishes in the top-7, and winning one League Cup, in 1993. After the end of Transkei's nominal independence, they won one more League Cup (in 1996), they remained at the top level (renamed PSL), moving to East London (outside of the former homeland of Transkei) in 2001, until suffering relegation at the end of the 2002/03 season. They returned after only one season, but were relegated again at the end of 2005/06 season and subsequently dissolved, their place at the second level being taken by a new club called Western Province United, based in Cape Town.[1]

In 2007, a phoenix club – Bush Bucks F.C. (2007) was created.

Major Honours[edit]

Telkom Knockout Winners 1993, 1996


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)