As we gear up for the yet another installment of the thrilling Soweto Derby in the Absa Premiership on Saturday afternoon, news that the Nedbank Cup has pitted the two giants against one another has been taken with a pinch of salt. The Buccaneers and Amakhosi as they are both affectionately known, are set to lock horns in the battle for the Nedbank Cup in the Last 32 draw that took place on Thursday evening in Sandton, Johannesburg. This means that one of the two team is guaranteed an early exit out of the competition.
The two giants of South African football have already met twice this season, with Pirates emerging victorious in the 3-1 first leg of the premier league and Chiefs exacting their revenge in the Telkom Knockout penalty shootout. The tie has the added ingredient of offering the two teams the opportunity to redeem themselves after they both suffers defeat at the hands of Jomo Cosmos and Platinum Stars respectively.
The Sea Robbers will be without the services of Kermit Erusmas who has joined French Ligue 1 side Rennes on a two and a half year deal. On the other side of the spectrum, William Twala will be hoping to make his first appearance in the derby in the gold and black jersey this Saturday having featured in the famous tie for the men in black and white. The two clubs face off in the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium tomorrow with the kick-off scheduled for 15:30 pm.