Coke Cup defence start at Rand Stadium
Coke Cup defence start at Rand Stadium

Posted in News on Sep 15, 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs will kick-off their Coca-Cola Cup title defence against Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows at Rand Stadium following a draw conducted in Johannesburg on Monday.

Team manager Bobby Motaung said the team was rearing to go and that players will be highly motivated as they set out to defend their crown. "It is important for us to start positively in this competition," said Motaung.

"We do not want to shame the country and our supporters by not reaching the final. And we want to avoid a disaster as it is clear that without Chiefs in the final, the competition loses it’s glamour and excitement as the supporters also stay away," he said.

The Glamour Boys sensationally won the 2001 edition with a 5-0 hammering over Jomo Cosmos at FNB Stadium with Jabu Pule winning the player of the tournament award.

Defending league champions and newly crowned Top Eight winners Santos will start their Coca-Cola Cup campaign away from home when they visit Durban outfit Golden Arrows.

Losing Top Eight finalists Sundowns will be at home to Ajax Cape Town while Orlando Pirates will be on the road as they visit Bush Bucks.

Full Draw:

Golden Arrows v Santos

SuperSport United v Dynamos

Bush Bucks v Orlando Pirates

Hellenic v Jomo Cosmos

Sundowns v Ajax Cape Town

Moroka Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs

Wits University v Manning Rangers

Black Leopards v African Wanderers

Dates are yet to be confirmed.

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