FC Cape Town march into quarters


Enver Karkee scored the only goal of the game to hand the Capetonians a deserved win.

The hosts dominated from the offset and should have opened their account in the fifth minute when Morne Davids was played clear on goal, but the striker failed to beat the Winners Park goalkeeper who made a superb save.

Fellow striker Marchelino Fransch almost missed a good chance to put FC Cape Town ahead in the 13th minute when he blasted over the crossbar from close rane in the 13th minute.

The visitors’ first chance of the game arrived in the 31st minute when Godfrey Nobula saw his powerful header saved by host keeper Thembalethu Moses.

The score remained 0-0 at the break.

Winners Park showed a better display in the second half and almost broke the deadlock in the 58th minute when Booler Shabalala dribbled past Moses, but his shot was cleared off the line by Justin Hempe.

FC Cape Town took the lead in the 64th minute when Enver Karkee received the ball jus inside the area before hitting the ball into the far corner with a low shot.

Morgan Shivambu almost leveled matters for the visitors in the 81st minute, but his header from a corner flew just wide of goal.

Winners Park wasted another chance a minute later when Dolf Khesa ran clear on goal, but Moses made a superb save to maintain the hosts’ lead.

However, FC Cape Town’s victory was spoiled by the strange sending off of Darren Hicks by referee Ace Ncobo, for the defender’s challenge on Khesa in the 87th minute. The tackle was barely deserved of a yellow card, let alone a straight red.