Soweto Giants advance to Nedbank Cup quarter-finals

Soweto Giants advance to Nedbank Cup quarter-finals
Caleb Bimenyimana of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal during Nedbank Cup 2023 Last 16 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Casric Stars at Soccer City on 12 March 2023 ©Gavin BarkerBackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Mar 12, 2023. 20:26

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are among the top teams from South Africa’s top flight that have qualified for the quarter-finals of the popular Nedbank Cup competition this weekend.

On Friday, Sekhukhune United welcomed the high flying Cape Town Spurs to the New Peter Mokaba Stadium as Babina Noko flexed their muscles in a 2-0 victory at home.

Sekhukhune United made life difficult for the Motsepe Foundation Championship outfit, as goals from Victor Letsoalo and Roderick Kabwe ensured Babina Noko’s passage to the quarter-finals.

As Saturday’s list of fixtures rolled on, Royal AM secured their position in the tournament’s last eight, courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

While Arrows dominated large parts of the encounter, Royal AM made the most of their chances as Ricardo Nascimento, Levy Mashiane and Philani Cele produced the goods for the KwaZulu-Natal outfit.

Elsewhere, Orlando Pirates were forced into an extra-time affair in their Round of 16 clash against first division outfit, Venda Football Academy. With the scores tied at 1-1 in regulation time, it took a 113th minute winner from Thembinkosi Lorch to guarantee the Soweto Giants’ place in the next phase of the competition.

In what was the highest scoring game of the weekend, Stellenbosch FC recorded a 6-3 victory over TS Galaxy at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Billed a proper cup tie come the end of the 90 minutes, the likes of Iqraam Rayners and Medina Rodriguez were among the star performers of the round.


Friday, March 10

Sekhukhune United 2-0 Cape Town Spurs

Saturday, March 11

Golden Arrows 1-3 Royal AM

Chippa United 2-0 Mpheni Home Defenders

Orlando Pirates 2-1 Venda Football Academy

Sunday, March 12

TS Galaxy 3-6 Stellenbosch FC

Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Casric Stars

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