Cape Town - Chippa
United and SuperSport United will have their first ever knockout meeting as
they battle for a place in the final of the Nedbank Cup.
The teams will meet at
the Sisa Dukashe Stadium on May 20, kick-off at 15:00.
have progressed into the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup for the first time in
their history, with the Eastern Cape club claiming victories over Witbank
Spurs, Polokwane City and Jomo Cosmos in the last 32 last 16 and quarter-finals
Chilli Boys’ run to the final four has come amidst a barren stretch of results
in the top flight league, where they have slipped from top eight contenders to
relegation candidates, though a big league win in midweek (over their semi-final
opponents) has given them strong hope of survival.
the defending champions and four-time winners of the competition, are on course
to become the first team to win back-to-back Nedbank Cup titles since Santos,
who claimed the trophy in the 2001 and 2003 editions (there was no National Cup
staged in 2002).
defeated Royal Eagles and KwaDukuza United in the last 32 and last 16
respectively, before edging out ‘Cup Kings’ Kaizer Chiefs in the quarter-finals.
Stuart Baxter’s side played to a 1-1 draw against his former employers before
winning 5-3 on post-match penalties.
will be the first cup meeting of Chippa and SuperSport, thought the teams have
met eight times in the league since the Eastern Cape side was promoted back in
2012/13. In that sequence, United have claimed four wins compared to just one
for the Chilli Boys.
it is significant to note that Chippa’s lone victory arrived on Wednesday
night, as they defeated a 10-man United 3-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Rhulani
The victory was certainly an important one as far as their league
prospects are concerned, while United will be thankful that they have an
immediate chance for revenge.