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Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba admits he is well aware of the threat SuperSport
United pose up front, but feels the Buccaneers are equally adept in defence.
Read: Nedbank Cup
The Sea Robbers kicked off their Nedbank Cup title defence
with a 4-0 thrashing of Tornado FC last weekend, and have since been rewarded
with a last-16 clash away to Matsatsantsa following the draw on Thursday.
SuperSport also managed to plunder four goals in their
last-32 encounter against Polokwane City on Wednesday, a result that followed
on from their 2-0 Premiership win over Kaizer Chiefs, with January signings
Kingston Nkhatha and Jeremy Brockie bagging goals in both those matches.
And while Gcaba is expecting a tough test against Gordon
Igesund's men, the defender is confident in Pirates' abilities to break down
the budding partnership between the United front two.
"We know they have good strikers but we also have good
defenders. Gcaba said after last-16 draw.
“I've seen Brockie a couple of times. He is a good striker.
"I won't say the Brockie and Nkhatha combination is the
most lethal in the PSL because they also have weaknesses.
"We know that SuperSport United will be tough. We have
to be at our best against them.
"Pressure is always there, even if you are defending
champions. We don't want to say we will win the Nedbank Cup. We have to take it
game by game."