Anele Ngcongca can reach the quarterfinals with win tonight
Darren Keet’s Kortrijk are through to the quarterfinals of the Belgian Cup, but there was disappointment for Ayanda Patosi and his Lokeren side on Wednesday night.
Keet did not play for Kortrijk as they beat Mons 1-0, the South African was rested after a hectic start to the season that has seen him emerge as one of the stars of the Belgian domestic game.
Kortrijk were losing finalists in this competition last season, but will firmly believe they have a chance to reach the last four this year with second-tier Sint Truiden coming up in the quarterfinals.
The dream has ended for Patosi though as holders Lokeren were beaten by Gent in a post-match penalty shoot-out.
The youngster came off in the closing stages having not been able to provide a telling moment for his team, who lost 4-2 in the shoot-out.
Another South African will have the chance to advance on Thursday night though when Genk entertain Standard Liege in what is the pick of the last 16 fixtures.
Anele Ngcongca has already won this competition with Genk in the 2008/09 season and with their league title ambitions looking slim, this could be his last chance of domestic silverware this campaign.
Liege will be formidable opposition though, especially as their form has picked up after a slow start to the campaign.