Black Leopards’ assistant coach, Mr Morgan Shivambu.
Either Black Leopards or Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) will not take part in the semi-final stage of the Nedbank Cup Knock-out Competition. Lidoda duvha and Vhadau Vha Damani will meet in the quarterfinal round.
The draw for the quarterfinal fixtures was conducted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth shortly after the game between Chippa United and Cape Town City. Chippa United beat Cape Town City 2-1 to secure a place in the quarterfinal round of the prestigious competition.
The fact that TTM and Black Leopards seem to have found their winning combinations is reason enough for the fans to expect a final before the actual final. TTM rose to the occasion and beat Moroka Swallows 6-5 in their last-16-round match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The winner was determined through penalty shootout, following a 2-2 draw at the end of regulation time. Leopards beat Amazulu 1-0 to secure a place in the quarterfinal round.
When asked to comment about the fixture, the assistant coach of Black Leopards, Mr Morgan Shivambu, was quick to mention that they were ready to face any opposition. He revealed that he was aware of the fact that TTM were in top form of late.
Mr Shivambu’s counterpart from the TTM camp, Mr David Mathebula, stated that they were expecting the toughest game ever, adding that the Thohoyandou side would enjoy the home-ground advantage.
Chippa United will host Richards Bay FC. Richards Bay’s way to the quarter-final stage went via TS Sporting, whom they beat 2-1. Cape Town All Stars will entertain Pretoria Callies.
Orlando Pirates will know who their opponents are next Wednesday. They will play against the winner of the match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City that will be played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday evening.
According to a statement from the league, the dates and venues for the matches will be made known towards the end of next week.
Date:05 March 2021 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.