Home losses worry Zim veteran

FC AK captain, Elasto Kapowezha, the Zimbabwean veteran, said his South African first division team should shed their habit of losing their home games if they are to attain their goal of playing Premiership football next season.

Kapowezha’s team, who have a better away than home record, were this past weekend brought down to earth by visiting Blackburn Rovers, who edged them 2-1 at Eldorado Park.

It was FC AK’s third loss at home in as many games, a statistic that worried Kapowezha (37).

“Away we can get a point or even a win like we did a fortnight ago when we beat Witbank Spurs. But at home we struggle. It is a habit we have to break if we are to attain our goal,” the experienced player said.

“We as players know what we have to do and we cannot wait for this game. Our match fitness is picking up and once we have reached that level then the other teams must look out for us.”

FC AK has a taxing schedule. An ownership wrangle put paid to the controversial club’s start to the new season. The issue was resolved in the courts where businesswoman, Catherine van Staden was judged the rightful owner of the club. She was contesting ownership with Glen Taaibosch.

It is not the first time controversy has beset the Eldorado Park-based side. Its founder, Aziz Kara, was banned from football in 2008 and the team relegated to the second division after the league found him guilty of bribery.

Occasionally, players have reported going unpaid for months.

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