FC AK look beyond Yebo Yes
First Division Inland Stream log leaders FC AK are going all out to make a mark in the Nedbank Cup against Yebo Yes United at Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday at 3pm.
"We are home and dry with the league campaign and the focus is on the cup tournament. The plan is to go all the way," said Ali Akan, coach of Bahumi.
The Roodepoort-based FC AK need only one point from their remaining three matches to be officially crowned Inland Stream champions.
"It is the dream of every club, be it in the professional or lower ranks, to win this tournament. We are also harbouring such a dream," said Akan.
"Our preparations are going according to plan and we are ready for Yebo Yes. We won't underestimate them because they have some pretty good players."
Patrick Ntshayisa is equally confident they will go a step further this time round after narrowly losing 1-2 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the same round last season.
Most of United's players are on loan from Orlando Pirates' development side.
Ntshayisa is assisted by legend Johannes "Yster" Khomane with Augusto "Njenje" Palacios serving as their technical adviser.
"We're not going to put our boys under pressure, FC AK are a good side with some big names who have massive Premiership experience," said Ntshayisa.
Bahumi are still on cloud nine after beating Winners Park in a league game in Seshego on Sunday to cement top spot.
They have quality players in Boitumelo Moleyane, Elasto Kapuweza, Nhlanhla Sithole and Under-20 international Bafana Sibeko who will be out to dismantle United.
FC AK should watch out for Oscar Mbele, Kyle Koert and Mduduzi Nyanda.