AK tipped to thump Spurs

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

While FC AK look favourites to maintain their lead on the National First Division's Inland Stream log at Witbank Spurs' expense tomorrow, Coastal leaders Maritzburg United face a bumpy ride this afternoon.

The Team of Choice engage the tough Nathi Lions in a KwaZulu-Natal derby at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont.

FC AK host the struggling Spurs at Eldorado Park Stadium.

Both matches start at 3pm.

Bahumi, as FC AK were popularly known during their spending spree, are on top of the Inland Stream with 13 points from six matches.

The experience of players like Elasto Kapowezha, Alois Bunjira, Mark McVeigh and Boitumelo Moleyane could help FC AK to succeed against Spurs, who are rooted to the bottom of the table.

"We are happy with our success so far this season, but we are not going to relax. We will take each game as it comes," Gene Petersen, FC AK manager, said yesterday.

United, who have accumulated 14 points from the same number of matches, have also promised not to disappoint their followers against the fourth-placed Amabhubesi.

"It is not going to be easy against Lions but we are well prepared for the match," Farouk Kadodia, United's boss, said yesterday.

Lynch Pule, Enva Wiltwer and Collen Zimba should give Lions a good run for their money but the latter also have exciting players such as Mandla Nxumalo and Philani "Fish" Khoza.

Other fixtures:

Inland StreamTomorrow

Caledonian: GaRankuwa v Dynamos (3pm); Atlantic: Mpumalanga Black Aces v African Warriors (3pm); Seshego: Winnerspark v University of Pretoria (3pm).

Coastal StreamToday

Vygieskraal: Hanover Park v Ikapa Sporting (8pm)


Wynberg: Western Province United v FC Cape Town (3pm); Wolfson: Bay United v Durban Stars (3pm).