Kaizer Chiefs will host SuperSport United in what is arguably the pick of the 2017 Nedbank Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, 22 April. Kickoff is at 18:00.
Many factors make this encounter a must see. Foremost, Amakhosi are gunning for a double with the Nedbank Cup and league within touching distance.
Affectionately known as the Cup Kings, Amakhosi face the ‘Matsatsantsa a Pitori’ who are the reigning Nedbank Cup champions and are also contenders for the league.As if that’s not enough, the two teams will meet again in a fortnight, this time in a league fixture.
The encounters don’t come as interesting as this one. Matsatsantsa will walk through the FNB Stadium tunnel with no less that eleven of their personnel having walked through the same path in Gold and Black colours of Amakhosi.
Namely; their coach, Stuart Baxter, trainer Joshua Smith and players; from goalie Reyaad Pieterse to defenders, Onismor Basera, Tefu Mashamaite, Keagan Ritchie and Morgan Gould. Midfielders; Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Thuso Phala, Mandla Masango and striker Kingston Nkhatha.
Chiefs last won the Nedbank trophy in 2013 with most of these former Chiefs players wearing the famous Gold and Black colours. SuperSport will find the Amakhosi on high alert and riding the crest of the wave on a fourteen game unbeaten streak. Waiting at FNB Stadium will be the on-form Glamour Boys. Captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and his back line will be ready to defend his goal line with Willard Katsande and his midfield company controlling the engine room.
Steve Komphela is enjoying sleepless nights pondering over his attack with the menacing Gustavo Páez and the return of Bernard Parker after serving suspension ably anchored by the experience of Siphiwe Tshabalala.
Nedbank Cup L8
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United
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