Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces and Kaizer Chiefs will
battle for a place in the semifinals of the 2015 Telkom Knockout when they meet
at Mbombela Stadium.
Aces, who have never won the League Cup in any guise,
advanced into the last eight of the Telkom Knockout thanks to a penalty
shootout victory over Bloemfontein Celtic. The match finished goalless after
extra time before the Mpumalanga side showed more gumption from the spot.
Chiefs, who have an unrivalled record of 13 League Cup
titles (three of them arriving in the TKO era), beat Platinum Stars 3-0 in the
last 16 to book their place in the quarter-finals. The Soweto side’s goals were
scored by Eric Mathoho, Siphelele Mthembu and George Maluleka.
Aces and Chiefs have clashed in eight previous cup matches.
The Amakhosi have claimed six wins and scored 16 goals, while AmaZayoni have
just one win and three goals to show for their efforts. Even the one drawn match
was eventually won on penalties by the Soweto giants.
The teams most recent cup meeting was in the quarterfinals
of the MTN8 last season, with Chiefs claiming a comprehensive 4-0 win thanks to
a brace from Mandla Masango and a strike apiece from Reneilwe Letsholonyane and
In all, the teams have clashed in 40 league and cup matches
since 1985: Chiefs have 28 wins to Aces’ six, while six matches have been
drawn. They should have met in the league on October 17, but the match was postponed
due to the late arrival of Bafana Bafana players from their Central American
Both teams were in league action in midweek, with Chiefs
held to a 0-0 draw away to struggling Jomo Cosmos, while Aces fought back from
two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw at home to Platinum Stars. Judas Mosemaedi
scored both of AmaZayoni’s goals in stoppage time.
Kick-off is at 18:00.