Pretoria - Ahead of the much anticipated Nedbank Cup final this coming weekend, SuperSport United captain Dean Furman believes they have a psychological advantage over Orlando Pirates due to their superior record in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season.
Matsatsantsa and the Buccaneers will battle for R7m at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday, May 28.
Heading into the encounter the teams faced one another in their last league game of the Absa Premiership season - a game which ended in a 2-2 draw - and Furman believes that Matsatsantsa will be motivated by this result, considering they snatched a late goal to clinch a spot in the top 8.
The 27-year-old playmaker said that the Pretoria giants are confident of a third Nedbank Cup crown and intend to take the silverware back to their loyal supporters.
“I think that we can take a slight psychological advantage to the final because we have beaten Pirates in the league once this season,” said Furman
“And also we managed to score a late goal in the last league game of the season.
“And it felt like a win to us because it helped to secure our top eight spot.
“So we are going to a cup final full of confidence and we know that we are capable of winning a cup.
“And we really want to bring the silverware to our fans that are really looking forward to the game.”
The last time United won the Nedbank Cup was back in the 2011/12 season, under Gavin Hunt, when they defeated archrivals Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 thanks to Thabo September and Kermit Erasmus strikes.
The last time they reached a final was back in the 2012/13 season, where they lost 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs.
Kick-off for this mouth-watering clash is set for 15:00.