Absa Premiership

Papic happy with Cup draw

2015-01-22 11:40
Kosta Papic (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - Polokwane City head coach Kosta Papic said he is happy that his charges were drawn against the PSL outfit, SuperSport United, in the last 32 of the R6 million knockout competition.

The rejuvenated Rise and Shine will host Matsatsantsa in the opening round of the Ke Yona competition, scheduled to get underway from February 17.

Following last week's Nedbank Cup draw (see the full set of fixtures HERE!), Papic has revealed that he is not concerned about drawing SuperSport United.

The Serbian born tactician believes that the spectators on the day will enjoy a mouth-watering clash as both sides are currently playing an attractive football.

“It is fantastic, of course, to be drawn against SuperSport United.” Papic told Sport24.

“I think it’s much better to get a PSL team than getting an NFD team, or any team from other parts of the country.”

“For me, it’s very exciting to face them because they are a good team.

“They will give us a good challenge and they play a good football.

“I just hope that we’ll have a fantastic match and the best team will win on the day.

Polokwane City have the PSL advantage over their Nedbank Cup opponents as they sit five places and four points better off than Gordon Igesund's SuperSport United team, who are 11th on the PSL table with just 20 points from their opening 16 games.

The venue and date for first round of the Nedbank Cup are yet to be confirmed by the PSL.  

 

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