Bidvest Wits will be eyeing a place in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals when they host Chippa United at Bidvest Stadium on Monday evening.
Kick-off is at 19h30 and tickets are available at Ticket Pro.
The Clever Boys booked their place in the last-16 with a thrilling penalty shootout win over Orlando Pirates.
Lorenzo Gordinho thumped home the winning penalty on debut after Gift Motupa netted with the final kick in extra-time. Goals from Bienvenu Eva Nga and Deon Hotto fired Bidvest Wits into an early lead at Orlando Stadium before a Buccaneers fightback to send the game into extra-time and eventually penalties.
Chippa progressed past the Round of 32 with a comfortable 3-0 win over defending champions TS Galaxy. Ruzaigh Gamildien and Augustine Kwem were on target for the Chilli Boys as they now return to a familiar venue, having beaten the Clever Boys at Bidvest Stadium in the quarterfinals of last season’s competition.
Revenge was not on head coach Gavin Hunt’s mind in build-up to the clash against what he feels is an improving Chippa unit.
“They will come and play with freedom. They certainly look a much better unit since Norman [Mapeza] is there, he has done well. Obviously they are on a different course than us but they will be difficult to play against,” said Hunt.
“We have played a lot of football recently. It is better to play more. There is a little mental side to the game as well that is important, but it is better for us to play three times a week like we’ve done,” Hunt concluded.
The winner will join Mamelodi Sundowns, Black Leopards, Highlands Park, TS Sporting, Real Kings, Baroka FC and Bloemfontein Celtic in the last eight.
All cup results
Season Cup Result Scorers
2018/19 Nedbank Cup, qfinal Wits 4-4* Chippa Motupa, Dzvukamanja 2, Hotto; Mbenyane, Komane, Gamildien, R. Manzini *After extra time, Chippa won 5-3 on penalties
P W D L GF GA
Wits 1 0 1 0 4 4
Chippa 1 0 1 0 4 4
Last 10 league results
Season: Result – Scorers
2014/15: Wits 0-0 Chippa
2015/16: Chippa 1-3 Wits – Mbenyane; Mahlambi, Keene, Motshwari
2015/16: Wits 1-1 Chippa – Vilakazi; Sangweni
2016/17: Wits 1-0 Chippa – Mhango
2016/17: Chippa 0-0 Wits
2017/18: Wits 0-2 Chippa – Julies 2
2017/18: Chippa 1-1 Wits – Bergman; Pule
2018/19: Wits 2-0 Chippa – Majoro, Monare
2018/19: Chippa 0-1 Wits – Hotto
2019/20: Chippa 0-1 Wits – Mkhwanazi
All competitions (since 2012/13)
P W D L GF GA
Wits 14 6 6 2 18 13
Chippa 14 2 6 6 13 18