Nedbank Cup : Can Orlando Pirates make it two in row over Jomo Cosmos?
Pirates last chance to cup glory Orlando Pirates travel away to Potchestroom to face Jomo Cosmos in the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup Challenge.
Orlando Pirates are out of the contention for league honours as they sitting in 6 position in the log with Sundowns and Wits. Looking to wrap up the league
The Buccaneers have been playing quite well in their last 6 encounters losing ones. One of the teams they won against was Ezenkosi were they showed a brilliant performance winning the match with a margin of 5-0
Jomo Cosmos come into the encounter with much to play for, they wanna make up for losing to Pirates so badly in the league a few weeks ago and try and getting a winning formula as they prepare to start winning in the league as they sitting 2nd from bottom.
Both team coaches have expressed that Cup games are a different ball game and anything can happen.
South African football legend Jomo Son owner of Jomo Cosmos expressed that they will go out to enjoy themselves with a mind to win the game.
While Pirates head coach Eric Tinker who players under Jomo for the National Team stated that this is their chance to grab something out of this season.
Pirates come in the game motivated after knocking out their. Rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the last 32.
Pirates will look up to their striking force of Tendai, Majoro and Gabuza to lead them in front and score goals.
Cosmos is banking on their defense to stop Pirates and believes the likes of Nomandela will come to the party and deliver.
Will need to show up for the party. Will the PSL see the return of Oupa Manyisa who has started full training with the team.
Orlando Pirates welcomed the return of Oupa Manyisa who has started full training with the team but he won’t be rushed anytime soon although he is ahead of the schedule.
Jomo Cosmos coach Jomo Sono indicated that it will be hard for Cheslyn Jampies to break back into the side even if he doing duty for Bafana Bafana.
Cheslyn Jampies got a red card against Orlando Pirates for a double-footed tackle on Thabo Matlaba in a game Cosmos lost 5 – 0 at Lafarge Orlando Stadium.
In the league Orlando Pirates is playing to cement their position in the top 8 and winning the Nedbank is something to look forward to, while Cosmos is looking to avoid relegation after gaining promotion for top flight this season.