24 December 2017 – 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 (23 December 2017) 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 (26 December 2017) opponents weaved beautiful passes amongst themselves 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 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 again, like they did last year, 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,” said Khumalo, “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 positive that we’ll go through to the quarter-finals.”

Meanwhile, exciting debutants La-Masia FC, who finished top of Group E, will take on Meadowlands Academy, while crowd favourites Soweto All Stars are expected to battle it out with Soweto Super United, in pursuit of a top eight spot in the cup competition.

DAY 24 RESULTS– DISCOVERY WALTER SISULU SOCCER CHALLENGE

UNDER 17

  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 AcademyLADIES
    1. Mito Stars FC 1 vs. 1 Soweto Ladies FCOPEN CATEGORY1. Prestine FC 19 vs. 0 PC Young Ones FC2. Super Spurs FC 0 vs. 2 Ndengeza FC3. 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 FIXTURES:
    UNDER 17
    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

    1. Naledi Ladies FC                vs. Soweto Fabulous Ladies FC – 14h30
    2. Ya Rona Ladies FC             vs. Jabu All Stars FC – 15h30

    OPEN CATEGORY

    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
    5. Mapetla All Stars                  vs. Pimville Cameroon – 14h30
    6. Dzakaroski                           vs. Varsity College – 15h30
    7. La-Masia                              vs. Meadowlands Academy – 17h00
    6. Soweto Super United           vs. Soweto All Stars – 18h30

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    (IMAGE – Gaolahle Kgasoane of BKM is challenged by Lehlohonolo Ndlovu of Dzakaroski during the 2017 Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge match day 24 on 24 December 2017 at Nike Centre Soweto).

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