Absa Premiership

Acornbush United welcome giants Kaizer Chiefs

2017-04-07 12:22
Hendrick Ekstein (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Acornbush United and Kaizer Chiefs will meet in the archetypal ‘David v Goliath’ clash of the Nedbank Cup last 16.

The match is scheduled for the Kabokweni Stadium outside of Nelspruit on Sunday with kick off at 15:00.

United earned their place in the second round of the competition with a stunning 1-0 win over top flight side Cape Town City on March 12. It was a massive statement for the Mpumalanga side on their debut in the Nedbank Cup proper.

As for Chiefs, a comfortable 3-0 away win over First Division side Stellenbosch FC on March 11 saw them ease into the last 16 of the competition.

The Soweto giants are the most successful side in the history of the Nedbank Cup, with 13 titles (the most recent of which arrived in 2013).

A determined lower league opponent is a hurdle upon which the Soweto giants have stumbled in the past: in 2015 they lost to Black Leopards, in 2011 Baroka FC and 2010 to FC Cape Town (all were outside of the PSL at the time).

This means Steve Komphela and his Amakhosi, who are flying high after a win over PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns, will certainly not fall into the trap of underestimating their opponents ahead of what promises to be a thrilling cup tie.

The winners will move into the quarterfinals of the competition, which are set to be played on the weekend of 21-23 April.

HEAD-TO-HEAD 

N/A - This will be the first competitive meeting of Acornbush United and Kaizer Chiefs.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  acornbush united  |  psl  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Black Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 19 January 2020
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.