The pressure is on the champions

2017-04-02 06:16
EXPERIENCE: Kwadukuza United’s hopes will be on striker Lungelo Zondi when the ABC Motsepe League side play SuperSport United. (Samuel Shivambu, BackpagePix)

KwaDukuza United feel relaxed ahead of their Nedbank Cup last 16 clash.

ABC Motsepe League giant killers KwaDukuza United have sent a warning to Nedbank Cup defending champions SuperSport United ahead of their quarterfinal clash on Tuesday.

Team manager Vela Ngubane said Matsatsantsa should brace themselves for a tough battle.

This comes after they knocked out Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town on March 11.

“We want to show them that our win over Ajax was no fluke by doing the same to SuperSport,” said Ngubane.

“The pressure is on them – we are just going to enjoy ourselves because we have nothing to lose. But we are not scared of them.”

Matsatsantsa will visit the KwaZulu-Natal side on Tuesday evening at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium for this Nedbank Cup last 16 encounter.

Experienced players

Ngubane said they have achieved a lot this year after they bought their status on the league from Natal United and relocated from Msinga to Kwadukuza.

After their 2-1 league win over Maritzburg City on March 29, Kwadukuza coach Thami Ngubane, the team manager’s cousin, told City Press: “It is our first season in the ABC Motsepe League...we have beaten Ajax in this cup and we are among the top teams in the league.”

KwaDukuza will once again pin their hopes on striker Lungelo Zondi, who joined the team from National First Division (NFD) side Real Kings FC in January. Zondi scored the crucial goal when they beat Ajax last month.

“We have a lot of experienced players from the NFD, and they are all doing well. Lungelo is one of them and he has already scored a number of goals. This is our chance to market ourselves as a team,” the coach said.

For Matsatsantsa, this is their second visit to the province this year after they defeated Royal Eagles 2-1 in the opening round.

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  supersport united  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

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.