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Clever Boys eye Nedbank Cup revenge, last eight spot against Chippa

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.

Head-to-head statistics:

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

Cup competitions

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