Kwadukuza teach Ajax ABC a few lessons

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Ajax Cape Town be­came the first Absa Pre­mier­ship side to be booted from the Ned­bank Cup yes­ter­day.

The Ur­ban Warriors were knocked out by ABC Mot­sepe League side Kwadukuza 4-3 on penal­ties. The two sides were locked at 2-all at full time.

It was not the first time a lower di­vi­sion side sent a Pre­mier­ship team crash­ing.

In 2013, an­other third-tier side, Ma­luti FET Col­lege, pulled off an up­set against Or­lando Pi­rates at the same stage of the tour­na­ment. Be­fore then, Baroka FC made a name for them­selves when they knocked out Kaizer Chiefs in 2011.

Kwadukuza’s vic­tory means they be­come the first ABC side in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion to progress to the last 16.

This was after North West rep­re­sen­ta­tives Buya Msuthu were hum­bled 2-0 by Bloem­fontein Celtic at Moru­leng Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

Al­though Msuthu gave a good ac­count of them­selves, the Pre­mier­ship side were not to be de­nied a spot in the last 16.

Celtic opened the scor­ing as early as the sec­ond minute when Deon Hotto Kavendji headed home from close range. Vuy­isile Wana en­sured Celtic’s name would be in the hat in Thurs­day’s draw with an 86thminute goal, which se­cured vic­tory for the vis­i­tors.

Also yes­ter­day, United Rovers FC of the North­ern Cape were hum­bled by Na­tional First Di­vi­sion side Jomo Cos­mos 3-0 at Tsakane Sta­dium.

Baroka also booked a place in the last 16 with a 2-0 vic­tory away against FC Cape Town at the NNK Rugby Sta­dium. This was their first vic­tory in 15 matches.

Ear­lier in the week, Lim­popo’s Mariveni United be­came the first ca­su­al­ties when they lost 2-0 to Mamelodi Sun­downs.

Polok­wane City had no prob­lems when dis­pos­ing of African All Stars 3-1 on Wed­nes­day.

But the story of the week­end is Kwadukuza’s in­fa­mous vic­tory over their more fan­cied Pre­mier­ship side, who took the lead twice in the game.

All eyes will be on Thurs­day’s draw to see who will be next on the menu.

To­day, Acorn­bush United will be hop­ing to en­sure there is no Cape Town club in the hat when they host Cape Town City this af­ter­noon.

Eastern Cape’s Bees FC are also hop­ing to slay strug­gling Pi­rates at Sisa Dukashe Sta­dium.

re­porter – Staff

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