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Clever Boys set for Pirates challenge

Bidvest Wits will take on Orlando Pirates in a Round of 32 Nedbank Cup clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

The two clubs have a rich history in the competition and squared off in the 2014 final which the Buccaneers won 3-1 at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The Clever Boys will return to domestic action for the first time in three weeks after having their Absa Premiership clash against Black Leopards on Thursday evening called off due to inclement weather.

Pirates extended their winning run to five matches with a 2-1 win over Chippa United last weekend. Gabadinho Mhango scored a brace for the Buccaneers, but the former Wits forward will miss this weekend’s clash due to suspension.

Gavin Hunt’s men beat Pirates 4-3 in the most recent meeting between the two teams in September.

Head-to-head statistics:

All cup results

Season Cup Result Scorers

1987 JPS semi, 1st leg Wits 0-0 Pirates
1987 JPS semi, 2nd leg Pirates 1-0 Wits Steenkamp
1989 BP Top 8, semi, 1st leg Pirates 0-0 Wits
1989 BP Top 8, semi, 2nd leg Wits 2-0 Pirates Mudie, Moosa
1989 Ohllson Ch, 3rd place Pirates 4-5 Wits Mokwebo (og), Mosimane 2, Maake; Shongwe, Field, Mokwebo, Gwangwa, Boyle
1990 Bob Save, 2nd round Pirates 2-0 Wits Seshweni, Sithole
1995 BP Top 8, semi Pirates 0-0*Wits
1995 Coca-Cola Cup, final Wits 1-0 Pirates Otiti
2004/05 SAA Supa8, 1st round Wits 2-1 Pirates Mouyouma, Mhlongo; Kauleza
2011/12 Telkom KO, final Pirates 3-1 Wits Mbuyane, Klate, Chansa; Myeni
2013/14 Nedbank Cup, final Pirates 3-1 Wits Erasmus 2, Myeni; Shongwe
2014/15 MTN8, semi, 1st leg Wits 0-2 Pirates Sangweni, Matlaba
2014/15 MTN8, semi, 2nd leg Pirates 3-1 Wits Erasmus, Majoro 2; Kebede (pen)
2016/17 MTN8, qfinal Wits 2-1 Pirates Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo; Manyisa *Wits won 2-1 on penalties

Cup competitions

P W D L GF GA

Pirates 14 6 3 5 20 15
Wits 14 5 3 6 15 20

Last 10 league results

2014/15 Wits 2-0 Pirates Kadi 2
2015/16 Pirates 0-1 Wits Klate
2015/16 Wits 1-0 Pirates Keene
2016/17 Pirates 1-2 Wits Jele; Mhango 2
2016/17 Wits 1-0 Pirates Malajila
2017/18 Wits 1-0 Pirates Phiri
2017/18 Pirates 4-0 Wits Hlanti (og), Mulenga 2, Shonga (pen)
2018/19 Pirates 0-1 Wits Shitolo (og)
2018/19 Wits 0-1 Pirates Ritchie (og)
2019/20 Wits 4-3 Pirates Hotto, Machupu 2, Alexander; Mabasa, Nyatama, Mhango

All competitions (since 1985)

P W D L GF GA

Pirates 82 33 24 25 94 75
Wits 82 25 24 33 75 94