Football Club Azziz Kara
Full name Football Club Azziz Kara
Nickname(s) Siyanqoba (We will win),
Bahumi (The rich ones)
Founded 1997, as Mabopane Young Masters
Ground Eldorado Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Capacity N/A (in FM08 the capacity is 12,000)
F.C. AK is a South African football (soccer) club based in Roodepoort, Johannesburg that participates in the National First Division, Inland Stream. The club is owned by mining tycoon Azziz Kara who bought the franchise of Mabopane Young Masters in late 2005 and renamed it FC AK (Football Club Azziz Kara).
More than 20 players from the top-flight and abroad were acquired to help the team win promotion.
They missed out on the first piece of silverware of the 2006-07 season when they were beaten by Free State Stars in the final of the inaugural Baymed Cup. They also competed for promotion to the PSL in the 2007 Platinum play-offs but were eliminated by AmaZulu.
During the 06/07 season, the club experienced financial difficulties and a number of players, citing unpaid salaries and monies owed to them, went on strike and boycotted training sessions.
Roodepoort is a city in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Johannesburg’s most famous botanical garden, Wit**tersrand National Botanical Gardens (now renamed Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in honour of Walter Sisulu), is located in Roodepoort.
In 1884, brothers Fred and Harry Struben, having discovered gold on the farm Wilgespruit at the western end of the Wit**tersrand, were granted concessions to mine the area. When George Harrison’s find at Langlaagte came to light and gold fever took hold, the Strubens brothers were joined by a swarm of gold diggers. Though the Confidence Reef bore little gold and their mine was unprofitable, the ramshackle town that grew around it became the Roodepoort municipality in 1904. Incorporating the towns of Hamberg, Florida and Maraisburg, Roodepoort became a city in 1977.
Residential Areas in the new developing parts of Roodepoort are said to be expanding at a faster pace than anywhere else in South Africa. This growth is said to be fueled by various factors such as the fast growing Black middle class, the close proximity to other large Gauteng cities, an already established and advanced infrastructure and much more.
Roodepoort no longer has a separate municipal government, and the municipality is part of the City of Johannesburg.