Cape Town - Bidvest
Wits host Free State Stars in just one of three all-Premiership match-ups in
the Nedbank Cup last 32.
Read: Tovey makes Nedbank Cup predictions
The tie takes place at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg
on Saturday night, February 21.
The Clever Boys were losing finalists in the 2014 edition of
the competition, going down 3-1 to Orlando Pirates.
Stars, meanwhile, suffered an embarrassing first-round
defeat after being edged out 1-0 by National First Division side Witbank Spurs
on their home turf in the Free State.
Not only will Wits have home ground advantage on Saturday
night, but they are also a side showing good form in the league - the Students
are currently in second spot, 10 points off pace-setters Kaizer Chiefs.
Gavin Hunt’s side are unbeaten in their last eight matches
in all competitions, while having won their last three.
Stars on the other hand are only two places above the
relegation zone, although they have shown some improvement of late by taking
five points from their last three league games.
Bafana Bafana defender Thulani Hlatshwayo will be available
again for the Johannesburg side after missing the 2-0 win over Moroka Swallows
due to suspension.
With no suspensions for Saturday’s showdown, both teams
should be just about at full strength for this encounter.
The Clever Boys do, however, have captain Sibusiso Vilakazi
sitting on three yellow cards, one game away from suspension, while Robert
Sankara and Tumelo Letuka are in the same situation for Kinnah Phiri’s team.
Only Calvin Kadi remains out injured for Wits, while Ea Lla
Koto are expected to have a clean bill of health.
Kick-off is at 20:15.