Pirates meet Wits, Sundowns tackle SuperSport United in Nedbank Cup

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Bidvest Wits will meet Orlando Pirates away in the Nedbank Cup first-round encounter after the two teams were drawn together on Thursday night.

The fixture is one of the many mouth-watering first-round encounters. Wits beat Pirates 4-3 in the first round league encounter in Durban last year.

Wits goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo is looking forward to the match against his former team.

PSL log leaders Kaizer Chiefs will be home to Glad Africa Championship team Royal Eagles.

Amakhosi will be looking to win double by capturing the Nedbank Cup and the league title in their 50th anniversary year. Midfielder George Maluleka says they will not underestimate their opponents.

Telkom Knockout champions Mamelodi Sundowns will tackle their cross-town rivals SuperSport United in another thrilling Tshwane Derby at home. SuperSport United knocked out Sundowns in the MTN8 semi-final earlier this season. Sundowns defender Mosa Lebusa is happy with the draw.

The Brazilians beat Matsatsantsa 2-1 in a first-round league match earlier this season.

The two teams will also meet in the second round league encounter next weekend. SuperSport United defender Siyabonga Nhlapo says it is a tough draw.

Reigning Nedbank Cup champions TS Galaxy will visit Chippa United in another exciting encounter.

Galaxy shocked Chiefs 1-0 in the final to win the last trophy of the season. Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi is happy to play in the Eastern Cape.

Other fixtures-Polokwane City vs Baroka FC. Zizwe United vs Happy Wanderers. Stellenbosch FC vs Maritzburg United.

Amabarara FC vs Super Eagles. Vaal University of Technology vs Lamontville Golden Arrows.

Bloemfontein Celtic vs AmaZulu. Mbombela United vs Cape Town City. Black Leopards vs North West University. Highlands Park vs Uthongathi FC. Passion FC vs Real Kings. Ajax Cape Town vs TS Sporting. Jomo Cosmos vs Hungry Lion. – Report by Vincent Sitsula