Having done it last season, where they escaped the axe on the last day, Ubuntu will bank on their past experience this season.
Another factor working in their favour is that they have a coach who has vast knowledge of the NFD, in Vladislav Heric.
The Serb has won promotion to the top flight with Chippa United.
Under his guidance, Ubuntu seem to have the purpose, but their undoing has been their leaky defence. They have conceded seven in their past two matches.
One of the top performers of last term, Real Kings, are also in danger of losing their NFD status. The KZN side is four points away from the relegation zone thus far.
Taking into account the small margins separating the bottom teams, the NFD relegation battle promises to go down to the wire.
NFD fixtures (all at 3.30pm)
Today: Ajax v Jomo Cosmos, Athlone Stadium; Stellenbosch v Richards Bay, Idas Valley Ground.
Tomorrow: Ubuntu v Galaxy, Boland Stadium; Kings v Tshakhuma, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium; Maccabi v Spurs, Dobsonville Stadium; Eagles v Sporting, Chatsworth Stadium.
Sunday: Mbombela v Umoya, Kanyamazane Stadium; Uthongathi v AmaTuks, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.