Absa Premiership

Tovey makes Nedbank Cup predictions

2015-02-20 14:07
Neil Tovey (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Neil Tovey put himself on the spot as he spoke about his predictions ahead of the much-awaited Nedbank Cup fixtures this weekend.

Read: Chiefs to stifle minnow team

Absa Premiership basement side AmaZulu are set to take on National First Division pace-setters Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium for a Durban derby which is expected to bring nothing but fireworks.

"Obviously AmaZulu need this game to kick-start the second half of their season because they've been battling, so they can start off with a win in the Nedbank Cup and get back to believing in themselves," said former Bafana defender to Vodacom Football.

Kaizer Chiefs tackle the unknown Edu Sport FC from Soshanguve, Pretoria on Saturday afternoon. The minnows play in the third division of South African football.

Tovey, who dominated in the heart of the Amakhosi defence during his playing days, said he expected his former side to cruise past the team from the north-west of the capital city, provided they can stamp their authority early on.

"Chiefs will not have any problems with them at all," he said.

"The likes of Chiefs and Sundowns know that they have to score early and not once but score a couple of goals so they can put the pressure behind the opposition.

"The longer they don't score, the longer they keep the opposition in the game they will keep them believing and can make them tougher."

Neil also shared his views on the more balanced match between Bidvest Wits and Free State Stars.

"I think Wits will be too strong for them especially that they playing at home," concluded the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winner.

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