Cape Town - Golden Arrows will be hoping to pin down SuperSport United for the second time in one week when the sides meet in a Telkom Knockout clash.
United and Arrows will battle
for a place in the semi-finals when they meet at
Peter Mokaba Stadium.
SuperSport, the Telkom Knockout’s defending champions,
booked their place in the quarterfinals thanks to a 2-1 away win over Polokwane
City in the previous round. Thuso Phala and Dove Wome scored the Tshwane’s side
Arrows, meanwhile, edged MTN8 champions Ajax Cape Town 1-0
to advance into the last eight. The KwaZulu-Natal side’s lone goal was scored
by Gladwin Shitolo.
Matsatsantsa and Abafana Bes’thende have met in four
previous cup clashes, the most recent of which was earlier this year in the
quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup: United won 1-0 at home thanks to a goal from
It was SuperSport’s third cup win over Arrows, who have
gotten the better of their opponents just once: the 2011 Telkom Knockout when
they won 1-0 away thanks to a goal from Collins Mbesuma.
Overall the teams have met in 33 league and cup matches
since 2000/01, including a league clash just prior to this TKO fixture in which
the Durban side won 2-1 in Pretoria. The result means United have 18 wins
compared to 10 for Arrows, while five matches have been drawn.
That win was Arrows’ third in the league for the season and
they have picked up four points in two matches since the international break.
United, in contrast, have lost four successive games in the league and will
hope the TKO offers them some reprieve this weekend.
Kick-off is at 20:15 on October 24.