First Division clubs in Cup clashes tonight


Kick off is at 19h30.

The Cape side may have had a poor season in the Coastal Stream, but they have done well in the Nedbank Cup so far after disposing Durban Stars in the first round of the competition.

But they face a Winners Park side which is high in confidence after causing a major upset in the Nedbank Cup by knocking out Absa Premiership outfit BidVest Wits.

Looking at these statistics, signs are that this will be a mouth-watering encounter between two evenly-matched teams.

Meanwhile, FC AK coach Ali Akan is confident that his team will beat Mpumalanga Black Aces tonight in their match.

Kick off is at 19h30.

“We beat Black Aces already twice this season; 1-0 at home and 2-1 in an away game. We even play Aces again on April 13, this time for the league. We know each other very well; the weak points, the strong points... but Cup matches are always something different.

Black Aces coach Kenny Ndlazi, however, is equally confident that his team will get the better of FC AK this time around.

“It doesn't matter so much if we play for the league or the cup. We only have a few games left and it’s important to acquire that habit of winning. The match against AK could be first in that run of winning we also need to reach the Premiership,” concluded the Black Aces mentor.

One thing is for sure though, another two National First Division sides will reach the quarter-finals of the 2008 Nedbank Cup. But the question is, which team will it be?