DURBAN – All the big guns of South African football have one mission in this year’s edition of the Nedbank Cup - to end their lengthy runs without a trophy.
Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits all advanced to the last 16 of the country’s premier club knockout competition and are looking to progress further following Monday’s draw.
League champions Sundowns last won the competition five years ago, a pretty long time by their standards, and no doubt coach Pitso Mosimane would love to change that.
That success, victory over Ajax Cape Town in Port Elizabeth, was Mosimane’s maiden one in charge of Sundowns and while he has gone on to making winning trophies a habit, a second Nedbank Cup has proven elusive.
He now has too see the Brazilians over the next hurdle that is a potential banana skin in the form of the Vaal University of Technology if he is to get his hands on the trophy again.