Edgar Manaka of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Polokwane City and Ajax Cape Town at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane South Africa on 18 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Monday Mar 06, 2017. 12:14
Polokwane City’s hopes in the Nedbank Cup will be tested when they come up against African All Stars in the round of 32. The match will be held at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday 8 March 2017, kick-off at 19h30.
Polokwane have shown some solid form in the South African top flight and look set for a top eight finish at the end of the season. If they can combine that with a good run in the Nedbank Cup, then coach Luc Eymael will consider this a successful campaign.
For African All Stars this will be a second successive appearance in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup, and they have once again been paired with City. The teams clashed in the first round in 2016, with Rise and Shine claiming a 2-0 win thanks to a brace from striker Puleng Tlolane.
All Stars, who are known as Amazozo, play their league football in the ABC Motsepe: SAFA Second Division in Gauteng and are based in Ekurhuleni, where they play their homes games at the Tsakane Stadium.
Polokwane will start the match as clear favourites, but All Stars have nothing to lose in this clash of PSL and lower league opponents. If Amazozo can hold their own against their high-flying hosts, then there is no reason a Nedbank Cup upset couldn’t be on the cards.