Cape Town - Mbombela United
will face the challenge of visiting reigning Nedbank Cup champions Mamelodi
Sundowns for a last 16 clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium on April 2.
Kick-off is at 20:15.
overcame National First Division side Highlands Park 1-0 after extra time to
book their place in the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup, while their most recent
outing was a 1-1 draw away to AC Leopards of the Congo, a result which saw them
advance into the final preliminary knockout round of the CAF Champions League.
lower league side Sibanye Golden Stars 4-0 to advance into the last 16 of the
Nedbank Cup, while their most recent outing in the National First Division saw
them claim a 1-0 away win over Thanda Royal Zulu.
This will be
the first meeting of Mamelodi Sundowns and Mbombela United.
Nedbank Cup pedigree
the current Nedbank Cup champions, having beaten Ajax Cape Town on penalties in
last year’s final in Port Elizabeth to claim the trophy. It was their fourth triumph
in the Nedbank Cup, having also won the competition in 1986, 1998 and 2008.
They were also beaten finalists in 2012, 2007, 2001, 2000 and 1989.
are competing in the Nedbank Cup for the third time. Their debut in the last 32
of the competition arrived in 2013 when they were beaten by Vasco da Gama. The
following year they narrowly lost 4-3 to Moroka Swallows at the same stage of
N/A – This will be the first competitive meeting
between Mamelodi Sundowns and Mbombela United.