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Rabbits don't fear cup hangover

By unknown | Mar 19, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Benoni Premier United do not believe going all the way in the Absa Cup will have a negative effect in their quest to stay clear of relegation from the Castle Premiership.

"It is a known fact that the league is our number one priority," said Bongani "Semotsa" Thwala, The Rabbits' attacking midfielder.

"We have not been playing badly in the league, it's just that goals have been eluding us."

For the record, The Rabbits reached the quarterfinals of the Cup of Dreams by beating First Division side Bay United 2-1 after extra time at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday.

Thwala, a graduate of the Transnet Football School of Excellence, scored the all-important goal in the 104th minute.

The home side should have wrapped up the game in the first half, where they dictated the terms.

Katleho Loke broke the deadlock in the 18th minute after a cross from Tshepo Masilela.

The Port Elizabeth outfit regrouped in the second half and their efforts were rewarded when Pieter Kirsten equalised in the 54th minute.

Senzo Mzingiza, Bay United's manager, said: "It's a blessing in disguise, we are now going to channel all our energies into the league to avoid relegation.

"The boys gave a good account of themselves against Benoni. We are now preparing for the league game against PJ Stars at home on Saturday."


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