Monday Feb 24, 2020. 12:00
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane is hoping for another ‘easy’ draw in the last eight of the Nedbank Cup.
The Brazilians rested several of their key players – with some missing through suspension – in their 2-0 win over fourth tier club Vaal University of Technology (VUT) at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.
Asked who he’d like to face in the quarterfinals, Mosimane was quick to respond and although all the ABC Motsepe League teams have now fallen by the wayside, he’ll be hoping for one of the two teams in the GladAfrica Championship in the next round of the competition, as Sundowns set their sights on silverware.
“Maybe get me an Amavarara FC or something like that again while I’m fighting this Champions League‚” Mosimane said ahead of the club’s first-leg quarterfinal showdown against Al Ahly this coming weekend.
“Oh‚ are Amavarara out? OK‚ can you please get me Hungry Lions. Don’t eliminate the ABC Motsepe League teams‚ pass them to me.
“I’ve also got a league I’m chasing‚ so I don’t need more grief‚” Mosimane added.
Following Kaizer Chiefs’ elimination from the competition this past weekend, Sundowns will be clear favourites for the title with Bidvest Wits and Chippa United to do battle for the final place in the last eight this evening.
Black Leopards, Highlands Park, TS Sporting, Real Kings, Baroka FC and Bloemfontein Celtic complete the quarterfinal field.
The quarterfinal draw will be held on Tuesday evening.