Malawi international Limbikani Mzava’s AmaZulu FC were on Saturday knocked out of the Nebank Cup after a 1-0 loss to Black Leopards in the round of 16.
Mohamed Anas scored the lone goal.
Despite the loss Mzava, who is captain for AmaZulu, was outstanding and almost scored for his in the match monitored on SuperSport.
His header from veteran Siphiwe Tshabalala’s cross was denied by Leopards goalkeeper King Ndlovu.
But Mzava ended up conceding a corner from which Leopards broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute.
Ghanaian striker Anas nodded home a rebound from the corner kick.
Meanwhile, striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango’s Orlando Pirates came from behind to beat Maritzburg United 3-1to reach the quarter-finals.
But the Flames striker was rested as he is still recovering from an injury.
Maritzburg broke the deadlock in the opening eight minutes through Thabiso Kutumela.
However, Pirates equalised after Kabelo Dlamini deflected the ball past Maritzburg goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt.
Deon Hotto and Vincent Pule scored in succession to hand Pirates the 3-1 victory.
Meanwhile, Flames striker Khuda Muyaba and midfielder Mike Mkwate’s side Polokwane City will face Mamelodi Sundowns on March 10.
Muyaba, who has so far scored three goals for the GladAfrica outfit, said he is looking forward to the tie.
The match was supposed to be played on Saturday but Premier Soccer League rescheduled it to next Wednesday since Sundowns had to travel to Tanzania to play Algeria club CR Belouizdad in a CAF Champions League.