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Matsatsantsa face KwaDukuza test

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KwaDukuza United will hope to stun another Premier Soccer League giant when they host SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 at Sugay Ray Xulu Stadium on Tuesday night.Kick-off is at 7:30pm.

The ABC Motsepe League side will hope to stun the Ke Yona defending champions at home as they target a spot in the next round.

Coming off a motivating win over the struggling Ajax Cape Town in the previous stage via penalties, coach Thami Ngubane will motivate his side to bag another win.

The Durban-based side will also bank on the fact that Stuart Baxter’s men are fresh from a 1-0 loss at the hands of Baroka FC in their last league assignment.

Formerly know as Natal United, the club will also bank on their previous run in the tournament, having defeated Chippa United on penalties in the first round of the 2015 edition.

Checking the Tshwane giants, United will go all out for redemption as they target a passage into the next round.

At the back of their minds is to successfully defend their trophy and march all the way to the final, but they must first dispatch KwaDukuza.

Although they are still licking their wounds after their 1-0 defeat to Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele on Saturday, United will be a wounded animal.

United started their Ke Yona campaign with a 2-1 win over National First Division side Royal Eagles and went ton to beat Sudan’s Al Ahly Shendy 4-0 in the CAF Confederation Cup, before losing to Baroka.

However, their ambition to bag the Absa Premiership title will come in handy for them considering the depth in their squad and a win could put them in line to claim two trophies this season.

“The players feel they underachieved this season and this is is one of the possibilities for them to put things straight,” said Baxter.

“We are all looking forward to it and we hope we can have a good one here. We will give it our all and I don’t think we will save our energy for the league.

“If we go further that’s great and if not it’s okay, we will just focus on the league.”

On the other hand, winger Thabo Mnymanae added that his dream is to claim a trophy in his football career.

“I want to get my first silverware in professional football. With that said, I want to help my team win the league and retain the Nedbank Cup,” Mnyamane adds.

This article was sourced from the PSL website.

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