Absa Premiership

Preview: Wits v SSU

2014-10-24 13:04
Buhle Mkhwanazi (Supplied)
Buhle Mkhwanazi (Supplied)
Cape Town - Bidvest Wits switch their focus to the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals with SuperSport United paying them a visit at the Bidvest Wits Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

SuperSport boss Gordon Igesund and Wits coach Gavin Hunt have won seven league titles between them in the 18-year Premier Soccer League era, but neither have managed to put their hands on the Telkom Knockout trophy.

Hunt will have his work cut out as he tries to inspire his side after they stumbled to a 2-1 defeat against unfancied Polokwane City in midweek.

He also has a selection poser, with Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sandile Zuke and the inspirational Sibusiso Vilakazi one yellow card away from suspension.

Sameehg Doutie, who is on loan from SuperSport, will definitely be unavailable for this clash because of a cup clause in his loan deal.

Igesund will be without Ryan Chapman who is constrained by the same loan agreement after swapping places with Doutie.

The Matsatsantsa mentor also has to make a decision on whether to risk playing Clayton Daniels, Michael Morton and Thabo Moloi, as they are all sitting on three yellow cards.

In midweek Igesund's side suffered their first loss since he took charge of the club last month, as they were beaten 4-1 at home by Maritzburg United on Wednesday.

This encounter has all the ingredients for a mouthwatering cup contest, with both sides looking to bounce back from league defeats.

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