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Black Leopards, Wits Nedbank Cup clash called off

2019-02-13 22:00
Thohoyandou Stadium
Thohoyandou Stadium (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Torrential rain forced the abandonment Wednesday of a Nedbank Cup last-16 tie at half-time with hosts Black Leopards leading Wits 1-0 in Thohoyandou.   

Lesedi Kapinga broke the deadlock on 37 minutes with a shot from the edge of the box, but the goal will not count with officials saying the cup tie has to be replayed in full.

"The match officials assessed the pitch at half-time and believed it would be dangerous to continue playing on it," a spokesperson for the organisers said.

"An announcement will be made Thursday regarding a new date for the round-of-16 fixture," he added.

A further seven cup ties are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the clash between third-division The Magic and famed Kaizer Chiefs attracting most attention.

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