Absa Premiership

SSU start their TKO title defence

2015-09-29 12:45
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Polokwane City will have the challenge of hosting defending Telkom Knockout champions SuperSport United in the last 16 of the 2015 edition. 

SuperSport claimed their maiden TKO title last year after defeating Free State Stars (1-0, last 16), Bidvest Wits (2-1, quarterfinals), Orlando Pirates (2-0, semifinal) and Platinum Stars (3-2, final). Polokwane, in contrast, were beaten 2-1 in the last 16 by the Buccaneers.

This will be the teams’ second cup meeting – the first arrived earlier this year when they met in the first round of the Nedbank Cup.

Matsatsantsa claimed an emphatic 4-1 victory thanks to goals from Kingston Nkhatha, Jeremy Brockie and Dove Wome.

Otherwise, the teams have clashed in four league matches. United have two wins, while the other two encounters ended in draws, leaving City still waiting for their first competitive win over Gordon Igesund’s side.

Polokwane’s most recent result was a 2-1 league loss away to Chippa United on September 25. It saw their winless streak extended to five matches, with their only victory this season arriving on the opening weekend of the season when they beat Bloemfontein Celtic 3-2 at home.

SuperSport have also been struggling for form of late. They suffered a third successive league loss when they went down 3-1 at home to Platinum Stars on September 26.

Igesund will hope that playing in the competition they won last season inspires his side to break out of their current slump.

The teams will meet at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday, September 30.

Kick-off at 19:30.

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