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Chiefs' Lebese wary of giant-killers Acornbush

Cup Competitions

JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese says he’s happy with his side’s Nedbank Cup draw but has warned against complacency.

Amakhosi were paired with Second Division giant-killers Acornbush United away from home in the Nedbank Cup last 16, following the draw last Thursday night.

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George Lebese of Kaizer Chiefs Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The Mpumalanga club earned their spot in the last 16 after shocking top-flight high-flyers Cape Town City 1-0 in the previous round and will now be relishing the chance to take on Chiefs at the Kwabokeni Stadium just outside of Nelspruit on Sunday at 3pm.

The Glamour Boys may be the most successful club in the tournament’s history with 13 titles, but in the last seven years, they have twice been defeated by lower league opposition - FC Cape Town and Baroka FC.

Lebese is, therefore, aware of the potential danger third tier side Acornbush could pose.

“We’re happy with the draw, to be honest,” he said. “Whether we get a PSL side or a team from the lower divisions doesn’t really matter, because when you play in a cup game anything can happen.

“From what I know about them is that they’re a good team in the ABC Motsepe League and we should approach the game with caution and give it our all to progress to the next stage.”

The only other remaining Second Division team in the competition, KwaDukuza United, also have a home draw against Premiership opposition – they face SuperSport United.

There are also two National First Division teams still in the tournament - Mbombela United and Jomo Cosmos.

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