Ke Yona Cup closer to reaching the climax

By NAKAMPE LEKWADU

THE Nedbank Cup reaches to the climax with the semi final matches taking place in two weeks time.

Unlike the previous seasons, the competition this year will see two premiership sides taking each other in the final match. For the record, the only time clubs from the elite league played each other since the competition was inaugurated in 2008 was in 2010 when AmaZulu took on BidVest Wits at the FNB Stadium, and the latter lost 3-1 to the Students.

The road to the final match however starts on May 3 and 4 via the semifinal matches with AmaZulu taking on SuperSport United away at either Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane or Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville outside Tshwane while Mamelodi Sundowns welcome Soweto giant killers, Free State Stars at either Lucas Moripe Stadium or Loftus.

It remains to be seen if Ea Lla Koto will keep on their giant killing performance by overcoming the Brazilians and go on to their first final match in many years.

As for AmaZulu, this will be their second final match in this competition within a short space of two years should they beat Matsatsantsa A Pitori.

Should SuperSport and Sundowns overcome their opponents, then the country will witness the first-ever final match involving the two Tshwane rivals.

Sundowns will be looking forward to win this title for the second time after having lifted the inaugural in 2008 at the expense of Mpumalanga Black Aces during the final match played at the PSL clubs-forsaken Johannesburg Stadium.

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