Black Leopards to host Bidvest Wits in Nedbank Cup Challenge

Dylan Kerr
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Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr is confident they will win against Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Challenge on Wednesday in Thohoyandou.

Kerr has hailed his players for resilience following their defeat by Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns. 

The Limpopo-based team will lock horns with PSL log leaders, Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Cup in Thohoyandou on Wednesday.

“It is a matter of now preparing for the game against Wits and also they lost the weekend. Imagine we were not happy with the overall performance and wits lost against Highlands park and that put them under more pressure, where Mamelodi Sundowns are too close and with many games in hand, it’s going to be a tough playing against Wits they are very professional and organised.”

Kerr says the absence of some key players is going to affect their performance negatively. Khuliso Mudau will not be playing against due to suspension and Pentjie Zulu is also out for the game.

Kerr says Tshwarelo Bereng who is nursing an injury is recovering well.

Black Leopards players are confident that they will use the home advantage against Bidvest Wits to win. “Lidoda Duvha” will be boosted by the return to action of influential player, Lehlohonolo Masalesa this Wednesday.

Leopards Midfielder, Lesedi Kapinga says they are confident they will win the match.

“We are prepared very well. We lost the last two games but we are looking to get back to winning ways playing at home is an advantage for us we feel like we are going to win.”

It remains to be seen on Wednesday whether Black Leopards will improve their performance, while Braamfontein based Wits are desperate to win after their 2-1 loss to Highlands Park over the weekend.