Vasco da Gama and high-riding Jomo Cosmos drew 1-1 in their National First Division clash in Cape Town over the past weekend.
Vasco are arguably in the toughest ten-day period of their season having played Jomo Cosmos, then facing NFD table leaders Golden Arrows on Wednesday 21 April, and finally Mamelodi Sundowns on the weekend.
The Mother City side will have to face high riding Arrows in midweek in the NFD League race before their crunch Nedbank Cup tie, where they face Mamelodi Sundowns in Sunday’s much-anticipated semifinal clash.
The draw against second-placed Cosmos on the weekend was a good result considering Ezenkosi’s form this season. But Tony de Nobrega’s men will have had one eye firmly on the weekend’s ‘FA Cup’ titanic clash with big-spending Sundowns.
After Wednesday’s challenging clash with Arrows, Vasco will turn their attention back to the semifinal clash against money bags Sundowns.
NFD, round 26 results:
Saturday, 18 April
Highlands Park 1-0 Black Leopards
Royal Eagles 0-0 African Warriors
Vasco Da Gama 1-1 Jomo Cosmos
Maluti FET College 2-5 Golden Arrows
Santos 1-2 Witbank Spurs
Sunday, 19 April
Baroka FC 1-2 Garankuwa United
Cape Town All Stars 3-2 Milano United