Cape Town - Magesi FC will look to
cause a major upset in the Nedbank Cup when they host Bidvest Wits at the Old
Peter Mokaba Stadium on April 1.
kick-off is at 20:00.
Magesi beat fellow lower
league side EC Bees 2-1 away from home in the previous round to advance into
the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup. They are the only ABC Motsepe side remaining in
the competition, with the other 15 teams hailing from either the top flight or
the National First Division.
Wits edged fellow PSL side
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in the previous round, while they come into the game
having lost their most recent outing 4-3 away to Tanzania’s Azam FC to be
knocked out of the CAF Confederation Cup.
This will be the first
competitive match between Magesi FC and Bidvest Wits.
Nedbank Cup pedigree
Magesi are competing in
the Nedbank Cup for the fourth time (though their first two showings in 2009
and 2010 were under their old name, Peace Lovers FC). In their current guise,
the Limpopo side last competed in the 2013 Nedbank Cup and were eliminated in
the last 32 round by Jomo Cosmos.
Wits have won the Nedbank
Cup twice, with their most recent triumph arriving in 2010 when they defeated
AmaZulu in the final, and they were also runners-up in 2005. Last season the
Clever Boys were beaten 2-1 in the quarterfinals by eventual runners-up Ajax