now or never
It is now or never for FC AK when they host Bay United in the first leg of the National First Division promotion playoffs at the Eldorado Park Stadium tomorrow.
Bahumi missed the first boat to the Absa Premiership when they were outclassed by Maritzburg United in the first round of the playoffs a few weeks ago.
But communications director, Kwezi "Meneer" Masondo, is optimistic that they will get through this time around.
"It's now or never for our guys and we can't let it slip.
"The boys are playing some of the most exciting football and their major aim is to score as many goals as they can to be on the safe side for the second leg away," he said.
Masondo added that though they will be without striker Alois Bunjira, who was red-carded at the weekend, they will welcome Charles Yohane and Irvin Namased back from injury and Chris Maloka back from suspension.
Bay United's chief executive Senzo Mazingisa said they had already set up camp in Johannesburg to acclimatise and would be training at Milpark Stadium today.
"We're playing against a side that is wounded after missing out in the first national playoffs, but we're going to keep it tight at the back because we don't want to concede [goals].
"If we score a goal we're going to defend it and it will be an advantage on our side. It's always advantageous to score away as the goal may come in handy in the second leg," he said.
Mazingisa said they will be without Linos Chalwe who is suspended but they are determined to go back home with a win.
They will rely on striker Abedayo Abayomi, Jimmy Zagazaga, midfield ace Gareth Ncanca and captain Duran Francis.
Goalkeeper Arthur Baartman is another class act .