Day 24: Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge

Dube Continental FC’s assistant coach Collen Hans, whose side reached last year’s Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge final, was present on Saturday afternoon when Strokes FC sauntered past Dibabas FC with a 10-0 scoreline to book a date with them in this year’s last 16 knockout matches.

With his arms folded, Hans’ face cringed each time their now Tuesday afternoon opponents weaved beautiful passes amongst themselves up in the final third, before scoring 10 of the most beautiful goals on the day.

And that’s because at the back of his mind, Hans was very much aware of the amount of work his side would have to put in their defensive third, if they are to stand a chance against a side which scored a total of 26 goals in their Group G matches.

In comparison, Continental, who finished top of their Group B with 17 points, could only score 16 from seven group matches played.

Hans’ head coach Sipho Khumalo though, expressed that he was very much aware of the threat they were up against in pursuit of reaching the final like they did last year again, however, he also added that he was not losing any sleep over the possibility of losing against them in their upcoming fixture.

“I trust my Boys,” Khumalo said “Strokes aren’t a side to be losing any sleep over. I didn’t even bother in following their matches. And that’s mainly because I have full confidence in my players.

“I’m also very much aware of the quality they have up in their final third. We’ll prepare well for them. I’m very much confident that we’ll go through (to the quarter-finals of the tournament).”

Meanwhile, exciting debutants La-Masia FC will take on Meadowlands Academy after finishing top of Group E in the standings, while fan favourites Soweto All Stars are expected to battle it out with Soweto Super United, in pursuit of going through to the last eight of the cup competition.

Match day 24 Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge Results

UNDER 17

MATCH NO RESULTS
1 Glen Youth Development 0 vs. 2 Pimville Cameroon
2 Thebe Stars FC 0 vs. 2 Greater Soweto F. Academy
3 KZN Shinning Stars 0 vs. 1 Ambassador United
4 R Boys FC 2 vs. 0 Zakhele Sports Academy

 

LADIES

MATCH NO RESULTS
1 Mito Stars FC 1 vs. 1 Soweto Ladies FC

 

OPEN CATEGORY

MATCH NO RESULTS
1 Prestine FC 19 vs. 0 PC Young Ones FC
2 Super Spurs FC 0 vs. 2 Ndengeza FC
3 Inqaba FC 4 vs. 1 Rockville FC
4 Mofolo BT Stars FC 1 vs. 0 Catalonia FC
5 Meadowlands Academy 2 vs. 2 Meadowlands All Stars FC
6 Opopo Academy 0 vs. 0 Pimville West Ham
7 Zola Seven Stars 2 vs. 0 Vlakfontein Happy Boys
8 Dzakaroski FC 6 vs. 0 BKM FC
9 Dlamini XI Experience 3 vs. 1 United FC

 

Last 16 Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge Fixtures

UNDER 17

Match No Fixtures Kick-off times
1 Protea Real Hearts FC vs. Dube Continental FC 08h00
2 Infinity Sports vs. Orlando Real Sweepers 08h00
3 Dlamini XI Experience vs. Qhakaza Development 08h00
4 Ambassador United vs. Orange Army FC 09h00
5 Super Spurs FC vs. Kibler Park United 10h00
6 White City Spurs vs. Atletico FC 10h00
7 Pimville Cameroon vs. Vaal Octopus FC 11h00
8 Movers FC vs. J Stars FC 16h30

 

LADIES

Match No Fixtures Kick-off times
1 Naledi Ladies FC vs. Soweto Fabulous Ladies FC 14h30
2 Ya Rona Ladies FC vs. Jabu All Stars FC 15h30

 

OPEN CATEGORY

Match No Fixtures Kick-off times
1 Dube Continental vs. Strokes FC 11h00
2 Ndengeza FC vs. The Boys FC 12h30
3 White City Spurs vs. Catalonia 12h30
4 Senaoane Gunners vs. Pristine FC 13h30
4 Mapetla All Stars vs. Pimville Cameroon 14h30
4 Dzakaroski vs. Varsity College 15h30
5 La-Masia vs. Meadowlands Academy 17h00
6 Soweto Super United vs. Soweto All Stars 18h30