By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
THE National First Division is guaranteed a place in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup after African Warriors and United were draw against each other in the quarter-finals of the competition.
The draw which was conducted today at the Melrose-Arch, Jozi also saw last season’s finalist, Mamelodi Sundowns being pitted against the red-like hot iron Platinum Stars in these quarter-finals which are scheduled for the weekend on 12-14 April at the venue still to be decided.
Warriors earned their passage through to the last 8 of Ke Yona Cup after they beat giant killers, Maluti FET College 4-1 via penalty shootout after the match yesterday in Qwa Qwa’s Charles Mopeli Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw while United edged out fellow NFD side, Jomo Cosmos with a hard-fought 1-0 at Makhulong Stadium in Thembisa, Jozi on Saturday afternoon.
In the other quarter-final matches, Bloemfontein Celtic who ejected traditional arch-rivals in the Free State derby with a 1-0 drubbing at Charles Mopeli on Saturday afternoon earned a home ground against the high-ridding Kaizer Chiefs with the defending champions playing either Maritzburg United or Tembu Royals FC. The final match will see the winning team taking home R7 million.