In fact, League leaders FC AK thrashed a depleted 10-man WPU 5-1 at Eldorado Park where Dumisani Ndlovu’s side showed exactly why they haven’t won a match all season and are bottom of the log.
Fielding only one or two players from the original squad that the former Benoni Premier United boss purchased late last year, WPU were no match for Azziz Kara’s men, and just wilted under their well-organised opponents.
FC AK opened the scoring in the eighth minute when former Zimbabwean international Charles Yohane blasted home a long-range free kick, which gave goalkeeper Noel Yobou no chance.
A minute later, his compatriot, Alois Bunjira, missed a chance to make it 2-0 and with the visitors allowing too many passes to go astray, it came as no surprise when the home side did in fact make it 2-0, just two minutes before half time.
In the second period, United fell apart after their goalkeeper was red-carded for a blatant foul on Costa Khaiseb, and with no reserve keeper on the bench, midfielder Simon Vilakazi was called upon to do duty between the poles. And he conceded three late goals in this one-sided match.
In Seshego, Winners Park confidently beat Inland Stream high flyers, Bay United 1-0 and their coach, Jacob Sakala was ecstatic after the match.
“We played very well; my best player was defender, Christian Ombola-A-Nianguengue and our goal was scored by new signing, Peter Mutale, a Zambian international who headed home from a corner,” says Sakala.
“This was his third game for us, he was formerly on the books of Green Buffaloes and we are hoping he will score lots more in the future.
“My team is now ready to face anybody in the next round, but my focus is really on the League title.”
These two results mean that there are four First Division teams from each stream through to the next round - after Coastal sides’ Durban Stars, Nathi Lions, FC Cape Town and Ikapa Sporting had earlier booked their place in the hat for the draw.