Preview: Jomo Cosmos v Orlando Pirates

2016-04-03 12:00
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Cape Town - Jomo Cosmos and Orlando Pirates will renew their rivalry in the Nedbank Cup when they meet at Olen Park on April 3.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Current form

Cosmos beat National First Division side AmaZulu 3-2 on penalties (after a 1-1 draw) in the previous round to advance into the last 16, while their most recent outing in the top flight league saw them claim a 1-0 win away to Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs.

Pirates beat the same Chiefs side 2-0 in the previous round of the Nedbank Cup, while their most recent outing in the top flight league was a 1-0 loss away to title-chasing Bidvest Wits.

Head-to-head history

Cosmos and Pirates have clashed in no less than 16 previous cup matches, with the Buccaneers claiming 10 wins compared to five for Ezenkosi. The teams’ most recent cup clash was in the quarterfinals of the 2009/10 Telkom Knockout, with Pirates claiming a 2-1 win.

Across all competitions since 1985, the teams have met in 66 matches. Pirates have 29 wins compared to 21 for Cosmos, while 16 matches have been drawn. The pair have met in two top flight league clashes this season: Ezenkosi won 1-0 at home in January, while the return game in Soweto last month saw the Buccaneers claim an emphatic 5-0 victory against a Cosmos team that played most of the match with just 10 men.

Nedbank Cup pedigree

Cosmos have won the Nedbank Cup just once, defeating AmaZulu in the 1990 final. They were also runners-up no less than four times: 1986, 1991, 1992 and 1996. Last season they reached the last 16 before suffering a 1-0 loss at the hands of Black Aces.

Pirates have won the Nedbank Cup eight times, and were champions as recently as 2014. They were also runners-up in 1971, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1998 and 2006. Last season the Buccaneers were knocked out in the last 16, going down 1-0 at the hands of SuperSport United.


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