Nedbank Cup Dishes Up Soweto Derby

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs have been drawn against each other in the Nedbank Cup Last 32.  The clash of the Soweto giants is the highest profile fixture in South African football and easily dominates this round of the tournament.  In the last few seasons Amakhosi have suffered defeats to the likes of University of Pretoria (when they were still in the National First Division) and Baroka FC while the Buccaneers went down a few years ago to Maluti FET College.  One of these two powerhouses will be going home early again in 2016.  Here is the draw in full:

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs
Highlands Park vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Bidvest Wits vs Bloemfontein Celtic
Polokwane City vs African All Stars
EC Bees vs Magesi 
Moroka Swallows vs SuperSport United
Ajax Cape Towns vs Free State Stars 
Santos vs Mthatha Bucks
Maritzburg United vs Black Leopards
United Rovers vs Mpumalanga Black Aces
University of Pretoria vs Polokwane City Rovers
Chippa United vs Baroka
Golden Arrows vs Milford
Sibanye Golden Stars vs Mbombela United
Jomo Cosmos vs AmaZulu
Steenberg United vs Platinum Stars

The clubs will be competing for a R7 million prized purse, and entry to compete in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Photo credit: Nick Lourens