Cape Town - SuperSport United will welcome Golden Arrows to
Peter Mokaba Stadium for a Nedbank Cup quarter-final.
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SuperSport have earned their place in the last eight of the
Nedbank Cup with wins over fellow Premier Soccer League teams.
They first defeated Polokwane City 4-1 before eliminating
defending champions Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the previous round.
As for Arrows, they have emerged victorious in successive
derby matches to reach the quarterfinals. They first ousted AmaZulu 2-1 before
edging lower league side Natal United 1-0 in the previous round.
SuperSport and Arrows were regular combatants in the top
flight until the latter suffered relegation to the National First Division last
year. However, the Durban side are top of the second-tier log and look in good
shape to return to the PSL.
The teams also faced off in three cup matches: the first was
a 2007 Absa Cup match which United edged 1-0 thanks to a goal from Daine Klate,
who is now back with the Tshwane outfit.
They met again in the first round of the 2011 Nedbank Cup
and Matsatsantsa once again emerged victorious, this time with a more convincing
3-1 score line.
The most recent cup match between the sides was in the first
round of the 2011 Telkom Knockout and on that occasion it was Abafana
Bes’thende who emerged victorious, edging the game 1-0 thanks to Collins
In all, the teams have met in 31 league and cup matches
since 2000/01. United have claimed 17 wins compared to nine for Arrows, while
five matches have been drawn.
The teams last met in the 2013/14 PSL season, with
SuperSport winning their home game 3-1, while the return match in KwaZulu-Natal
went 1-0 in favour of Abafana Bes’thende.
Kick-off at 20:15 on Saturday, April 11.