Cape Town - Platinum Stars and
Polokwane City will meet for their first Nedbank Cup clash at the Royal
Bafokeng Stadium on April 2.
Kick-off is at 15:00.
Stars edged their way into
the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup thanks to a penalty shootout win away to lower
league side Steenberg United, while their most recent outing was a 1-0 home win
over Black Aces in the top flight league.
Polokwane beat lower
league side All Stars 2-0 to move into this phase of the competition and come
into the match against Dikwena on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Free State
Stars in their last outing in the top flight league.
While Stars and Polokwane
have not met in a cup match before, they have clashed twice a season in the top
flight league since the latter was promoted in 2013. On that count, Dikwena
have claimed three wins (compared to two for Rise and Shine) from six matches.
The teams have already had both of their league encounters for 2015/16:
Polokwane won 1-0 at home back in November last year, while Stars claimed
revenge with a 3-0 win in Rustenburg in the return match in February.
Nedbank Cup pedigree
Stars have never won the
Nedbank Cup, nor reached the final. Their best showing arrived in 2013 when
they reached the semifinals before falling to eventual runners-up SuperSport
United. Last season they fell out at the last 16 stage after losing 3-1 to
eventual champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Polokwane have matched
their best showing in the Nedbank Cup by reaching the Last-16 - they last
appeared at this stage of the competition in 2013, where they were beaten by
eventual champions Kaizer Chiefs.
Last season they exited the competition in
the last 32 after losing 4-1 to SuperSport United.