Nedbank Cup : Big Guns draw each other in the Nedbank Quarter Final draw
The 2016 Nedbank quarter-final draw took place at the SuperSport Studios in Johannesburg on Thursday night.
The draw was conducted by PSL General Manager of Football, Derek Blanckensee assisted by a Nedbank senior representative, a PSL official, with Carol Tshabalala presenting the show.
The 2016 edition of the Nedbank Cup will forever be remembered as the tournament of surprise draws. The big guns have failed to avoid each other from the last 32 till the quarter finals.
In the last 32, South African football lovers got a shock when Kaizer Chiefs drew Orlando Pirates. Normally Supporters would love to see the big three being Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates avoid each other till the semi-finals but the luck of the draw had other ideas.
Favourites and the current hot team of the PSL Mamelodi Sundowns have been drawn against Orlando Pirates on their quest to winning the Cup and on a radar to win a Treble with the league in their hands with seven games to go. They have already won the Telkom Cup.
Orlando Pirates are seeking to win some silverware this season after a slow start to the season and losing out in challenging for league honours. The Nedbank Cup is the last chance that they have to compete in the CAF interclub competition.
In-form Bidvest Wits will travel to Free State Stars. Bidvest Wits are targeting a double with the league winning possibility as they trail Mamelodi Sundowns by four points. Should the Brazilians slip up, the Students will look to take advantage and climb up the table.
NFD outfit, Baroka FC are the only lower division team left in the competition. They will look to impress once again as they will travel to Polokwane City in the Limpopo Derby and upset the big guns as they have eliminated PSL from the tournament. They have already eliminated the likes of Golden Arrows on their way to the last eight of the knockout tournament.
Supersport will host Black Aces another encounter that promises to be thriller.
Nedbank Cup Quarter-Finals Draw:
SUPERSPORT UNITED VS BLACK ACES
POLOKWANE CITY VS BAROKA FC
FREE STATE STARS VS BIDVEST WITS
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS VS ORLANDO PIRATES