FC AK move to last-32

Meshack Khotha

Meshack Khotha

FC AK proceeded to the last-32 stage of the lucrative Nedbank Cup with an emphatic 5-1 victory over a 10-man Western Province United at Eldorado Park Stadium yesterday.

United were dealt a major blow in the second half when their first choice goalie Noel Yobou was given an early shower by referee Peter Mabuza.

This is after the goalminder had roughly tackled AK FC substitute Costa Khaiseb just outside the penalty box in the 54th minute.

AK should have buried the visitors with an avalanche of goals had they not squandered inviting scoring chances against a disjointed side. Defender Charles Yohane opened the account for AK from a free kick in the eighth minute.

United defender Ronald Konan guided AK Mzondi Mthombeni's cross into his own net (2-0).

A goal apiece by AK duo Khaiseb and Riffiek Cooper in the 73rd and 75th minutes increased the tally to 4-0. But the visitors pulled one back in the 82nd minute through midfielder Bongani Twala (4-1) and four minutes later AK Paris Hlatshwayo made the final score 5-1 with an easy goal.

Elsewhere, FC Cape Town pipped Dynamos 1-0 at NkowaNkowa Stadium on Saturday.

Maritzburg United lost 1-2 to African Warriors in a match that was played at Pietemaritzburg yesterday.

A goal by Peter Mutale gave Winnerspark a 1-0 victory over Bay United at Seshego Stadium.

Other results: Nathi Lions 3, University of Pretoria 2; Durban Stars 1, Handover Park 0; Ikapa Sporting 3, Witbank Spurs 2; Mpumalanga Black Aces 1, GaRankuwa United 0. - additional reporting by Mcelwa Nchabeleng