CT City targeting clean sweep against Wits

2018-02-07 09:07
Craig Martin (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Wits will be in buoyant mood for the visit of Cape Town City on Wednesday in the Nedbank Cup Round of 32 at the Bidvest Stadium.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in 2017/18 campaign with City claiming three victories over the Absa Premiership champions.

Gavin Hunt's charges made an horrendous start to their title defence, winning just two of their opening 14 games to become embroiled in a relegation battle.

However, a resurgence in 2018, suffering only one defeat in their next six league outings, and they enter the cup-tie on a five-match unbeaten run.

The Students came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday, having beaten SuperSport United (twice) and Bloemfontein Celtic since the turn of the year.

The Citizens, meanwhile, have blown hot and cold this term after making an impressive start under new coach Benni McCarthy which saw them reach the MTN 8 final, where they lost to Matsatsantsa on penalties.

City were early challengers for top-fight honours, but just two wins in the new year has seen them drop seven points off Mamelodi Sundowns at the top of the table.

They narrowly lost 1-0 to the Brazilians on Friday and will be looking for a response against Wits in midweek, and an improvement from last term when they were knocked out of the competition at the first hurdle by minnows Acornbush United.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

Read more on:    cape town city  |  wits  |  nedbank cup  |  psl  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.