ISAAC NDOU: Nedbank Cup Fixtures To Watch

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JOHANNESBURG: With the upcoming weekend filled with mouth-watering clashes in the Nedbank Cup last 16 round. Here are some of the fixtures coming up which are of interest.

Free State Stars vs Chippa United (Saturday, 10 March 2018)

Ea lla koto, who have had a dream season so far will host Chippa United who recently parted ways with their coach Teboho Moloi due to their poor run. Complacency is the only thing that can come back to bite Stars if they go into the game with their approach based on the Chilli Boys’ form. 

On the other hand, Chippa can use the Nedbank Cup run to give their loyal fans something to smile about. The match will take place at the Goble Park stadium in Bethlehem on Saturday afternoon, kick off at 15h30.

Kaizer Chiefs vs Stellenbosch FC (Saturday, 10 March 2018)

The Nedbank Cup is something that Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has his full sights on if he has any hope of remaining at the club after his current deal expires at the end of the season.

However, Amakhosi have been the PSL Goliath to fall countless times at the hands of lower division sides, something which will give Stellenbosch extra adrenaline going into the game. The game will take place at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban on Saturday night, kick off at 20h15.

Royal Eagles vs Maritzburg United (Sunday, 11 March 2018)

The Eagles have found life after the arrival of former Thanda Royal Zulu coach Roger Sikhakhane who has instilled some sense of confidence into a team that was dismally depleted. They will believe they can show what they are capable of by upsetting Fadlu Davids’ Team Of Choice in the Nedbank Cup.

Martizburg themselves have had an impressive campaign so far and will not want to go down to a NFD side as the odds are with them to take it.  The match will take place at the Princess Magogo stadium in Durban on Sunday.

Cape Town City vs Orlando Pirates (Wednesday, 14 March 2018)

Benni McCarthy’s City will host high-flying Orlando Pirates later on Wednesday night. The Citizens were heartbroken when their former coach Eric Tinkler deprived them of the MTN8 trophy earlier in the season.

They will want to push for the Nedbank Cup and see how far they can go but it will come at a high cost of beating the Buccaneers who are like a house on fire. Milutin Sredojevic’s team are not goal shy and will take the game to City to keep their momentum in challenging for the league title as well.

They might also have their sights on the Nedbank trophy as compensation for their improved season if they fail to clinch the league title. The game will take place at the Cape Town stadium on Wednesday night, kick off at 20h30.