Cape Town - Acornbush
United and Kaizer Chiefs will meet in the archetypal ‘David v Goliath’ clash of
the Nedbank Cup last 16.
The match is scheduled for the Kabokweni Stadium
outside of Nelspruit on Sunday with kick off at 15:00.
earned their place in the second round of the competition with a stunning 1-0
win over top flight side Cape Town City on March 12. It was a massive statement
for the Mpumalanga side on their debut in the Nedbank Cup proper.
Chiefs, a comfortable 3-0 away win over First Division side Stellenbosch FC on
March 11 saw them ease into the last 16 of the competition.
The Soweto giants
are the most successful side in the history of the Nedbank Cup, with 13 titles
(the most recent of which arrived in 2013).
A determined lower league opponent is a hurdle upon
which the Soweto giants have stumbled in the past: in 2015 they lost to Black
Leopards, in 2011 Baroka FC and 2010 to FC Cape Town (all were outside of the
PSL at the time).
means Steve Komphela and his Amakhosi, who are flying high after a win over PSL
champions Mamelodi Sundowns, will certainly not fall into the trap of
underestimating their opponents ahead of what promises to be a thrilling cup
winners will move into the quarterfinals of the competition, which are set to
be played on the weekend of 21-23 April.
This will be the first competitive meeting of Acornbush United and Kaizer