Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Nedbank Cup revealed in the role of 32 opponents


Only PSL and GladAfrica teams will participate in the first knockout competition of the season

Defending champions Mamelodi will face the Stellenbosch Sundowns in the Round of 32 of the 2021 Needbank Cup after Thursday’s draw.

The tournament will kick off the first weekend in February.

The Sundowns will seek to retain the trophy starting with a tough home game against the Stellies who are doing well in their season in the Premier League (PSL).

The Kaizer Chiefs have been paired with the GladAfrica Richards Bay FC Championship Team and will also start at home as they strive to claim their first Grand Cup since they lifted the 2015 PSL title.

The Orlando Pirates also secured a second division side in the league in the round of 32 which will host Uthongathi FC.

Pirates coach Joseph Zainbauer is looking forward to leading his team to a second title this season under him after beating MTN8.

Bloemfontein Celtic, last season’s Nedbank Cup runners-up, will seek to overtake Cape Town City, which they were facing.

The term version of the first knockout competition will include PSL and Glad Africa Championship teams.

Non-professional parties that normally participate have also been excluded due to the ban on amateur sport under the current lockdown regulations of the South African government.

South African Football Association [Safa] He apologized to PSL and indicated that the federation will not be able to provide eight teams to participate in this season’s Nedbank Cup due to the fact that unprofessional football does not continue due to Covid-19, ”PSL said in a statement.

“PSL discussed the matter with Nedbank and agreed that the only appropriate way to deal with the matter would be to reclaim the eight GladAfrica teams that recently knocked out in the Nedbank Cup qualification competition.” The Nedbank Cup 2020/21 will therefore continue with 32 teams, including 16 DStv teams and 16 Team for the Glad Africa Championship. “

This means that teams eliminated in the preliminary round such as Cape Town All Stars, University of Pretoria, Polokwane City, Jomo Cosmos, Cape United and Otungathy have returned to the tournament.

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