Absa Premiership

Tefu welcomes TKO challenge

2014-09-23 08:46
Tefu Mashamaite challenges Abia Nale (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg – Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite believes that there is no good or bad draw following the Telkom Knockout draw.

Read: FIVE things MTN8 final showed

"We knew about the draw, and sooner or later we were going to draw one team, and it happened to be Maritzburg United," Mashamaite to the Chiefs’ website.

"We got a home draw, playing in our backyard will give us the much needed edge. Every team from now will gun for us following the MTN 8 win. We are a team to beat now," added Mashamaite referring to Kaizer Chiefs winning the 2014 MTN 8 Cup.

Chiefs will play Maritzburg in the league fixture this weekend and follow on with the TKO home draw against the same opponents the following week.

"It will be the repeat of the Platinum Stars situation, back to back games in the cup and league.”

“We will have an edge in terms of motivation. We have one cup in the bag and that will be confidence booster going forward.”

The TKO Last 16 fixtures

Bidvest Wits v Moroka Swallows

SuperSport United v Free State Stars

Ajax Cape Town v Mpumalanga Black Aces

Platinum Stars v Chippa United

Mamelodi Sundowns v University of Pretoria

Kaizer Chiefs v Maritzburg United

Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City

AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic

The matches will be played the weekend of October 3-5 with the PSL cup committee to announce exact dates, venues and kickoff time later this week.

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Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
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