Cape Town - Jomo Cosmos and
Orlando Pirates will renew their rivalry in the Nedbank Cup when they meet at
Olen Park on April 3.
Kick-off is at 15:00.
National First Division side AmaZulu 3-2 on penalties (after a 1-1 draw) in the
previous round to advance into the last 16, while their most recent outing in
the top flight league saw them claim a 1-0 win away to Soweto giants Kaizer
the same Chiefs side 2-0 in the previous round of the Nedbank Cup, while their
most recent outing in the top flight league was a 1-0 loss away to
title-chasing Bidvest Wits.
Cosmos and Pirates
have clashed in no less than 16 previous cup matches, with the Buccaneers
claiming 10 wins compared to five for Ezenkosi. The teams’ most recent cup
clash was in the quarterfinals of the 2009/10 Telkom Knockout, with Pirates
claiming a 2-1 win.
competitions since 1985, the teams have met in 66 matches. Pirates have 29 wins
compared to 21 for Cosmos, while 16 matches have been drawn. The pair have met
in two top flight league clashes this season: Ezenkosi won 1-0 at home in
January, while the return game in Soweto last month saw the Buccaneers claim an
emphatic 5-0 victory against a Cosmos team that played most of the match with
just 10 men.
Nedbank Cup pedigree
Cosmos have won
the Nedbank Cup just once, defeating AmaZulu in the 1990 final. They were also
runners-up no less than four times: 1986, 1991, 1992 and 1996. Last season they
reached the last 16 before suffering a 1-0 loss at the hands of Black Aces.
won the Nedbank Cup eight times, and were champions as recently as 2014. They
were also runners-up in 1971, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1998 and 2006. Last
season the Buccaneers were knocked out in the last 16, going down 1-0 at the
hands of SuperSport United.