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Has FC AK's luck run out?

By unknown | Jul 11, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

FC AK, who rode their luck in the National First Division promotion playoffs, may have reached the end of the line against Bay United.

Bahumi have been very fortunate - being kicked out of the NFD and relegated to the Vodacom League by the PSL Disciplinary Committee but later reinstated by the arbitrator to take part in the promotion playoffs.

But still they fluffed their chances in the first round of the playoffs against Maritzburg United at home and away.

Now they have another chance against United, whom they meet in the final of the second round of the playoffs at the Wolfson Stadium in KwaZakhele on Sunday. The sides played to a goalless draw in the first leg of the final at Eldorado Park Stadium on Wednesday.

Senzo Mazingiza, chief executive of United, said fatigue was gradually taking its toll on the players, but they hoped to win the game for their supporters back home.

"FC AK were the better side on Wednesday, but we kept it tight at the back. Now that they will be coming to our territory in the second leg, we're undoubtedly going to win."

Goalkeeper Tampungu Dikete, who starred between the poles against FC AK away, should be their trump card.

He should be ably supported by the likes of Jimmy Zakazaka, Vincent Khumalo, Duran Francis and Gareth Ncaca.

FC AK manager Kwezi "Meneer" Masondo was nervous when Sowetan spoke to him yesterday. But he maintained that they were good travellers and would score goals in the second and final leg of the playoffs.


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