With southern Johannesburg hit by heavy rain and windy conditions that began on Friday, the referees had no option but to call off the match as the pitch resembled a mini swimming pool. Trees in the neighbourhood were uprooted by the storm.
FC AK manager Gene Petersen says they have been informed that the game will now be played on Saturday, a Fifa calendar date.
“There was absolutely no way that any form of football was going to be played on that pitch, unless we had to swim. The referee said that for the sake of players’ safety, the game would be rescheduled,” says Petersen.
Both Dynamos and FC AK have started off with victories in their opening games but it is AK who will be under scrutiny as they have again assembled different team with experienced players.
University of Pretoria compounded African Warriors problems by downing the Free State side 2-1 in Tshwane on Friday night.
It was a nerve-wrecking end to the match with TUKS scoring both their goals, from Warren Bishop and Ross Foley, in injury time after Fees Moloi had struck in the 86th minute.
Mpumalanga Black Aces downed a tired looking Garankuwa United 2-0 while Winners Park also beat Witbank Spurs by the same scoreline.