Cape Town - Bidvest Wits will be favourites to advance to
the next round when travelling to Maritzburg United in the first round of the
Telkom Knockout on Friday.
The Clever Boys have made a strong start to the league
season having won five of their first six games to sit in second place on the Absa Premiership table.
Gavin Hunt's charges also have a good record over the years
when playing at the Harry Gwala Stadium that has seen them lose just three of
their previous 25 meetings in all competitions at the venue in KwaZulu-Natal.
It is also a repeat of last season's Telkom Knockout fixture
when Wits knocked Maritzburg out of the cup with a 2-1 victory.
The Team of Choice have not had the strongest start to the
current campaign as they have won twice in seven matches to sit in 11th place
on the log.
Eric Tinkler's men might be better off concentrating on
moving up the league table but midfielder Bandile Shandu is adamant that they
will take the cup game seriously.
"We want to go as far as we can in this Cup, but we
must take it one game at a time," Shandu said.
"We are looking at Wits right now and this is a very
The match kicks off is at 20:00 on Friday at the Harry Gwala
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