Chiefs, Stellenbosch meet again in Nedbank Cup

Chiefs, Stellenbosch meet again in Nedbank Cup
Ryan Moon of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City on 17 February 2018 at FNB Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 09, 2018. 09:00

Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch FC will meet in the Nedbank Cup for the second successive year when their last 16 clash gets underway at Moses Mabhida Stadium on 10 March 2018, kick-off at 20h15.

Chiefs earned their place in this phase of the competition with a 3-0 home win over Golden Arrows on February 11. Ryan Moon, Bernard Parker and Joseph Molangoane scored the goals for the Soweto giants.

The Amakhosi have won a record 13 Nedbank Cup titles (1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2013) but last season they only got as far as the quarterfinals before being eliminated by eventual champions SuperSport United (who won on post-match penalties after the teams drew 1-1).

Chiefs come into the game on the back of a 3-1 loss to Soweto derby rivals Orlando Pirates on March 3. The result broke a 10-game unbeaten streak for the team in gold and black.

Stellenbosch earned their place in this phase of the competition with a 1-0 home win over fellow NFD side Highlands Park on 14. Iqraam Rayners scored the decisive goal early in the last 32 clash at Athlone Stadium.

The Cape Winelands side will be playing in the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup for the first time since their formation in 2016 (when they renamed and relocated Vasco da Gama).

Stellies come into the game having lost 2-1 at home to Real Kings in a NFD clash on March 4. It was their second successive loss following a five-game unbeaten streak.

The teams have met in just one previous match, a Nedbank Cup last 32 clash in 2017 which saw Chiefs claim a 3-0 away win, thanks to goals from Molangoane, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Gustavo Paez.

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