Hold onto your hats, folks! The 2022/23 Nedbank Cup last-16 is locked and loaded, and we have all the juicy details.
In a stunning upset, SuperSport United has become the first big-name team to exit the competition. Dondol Stars, the Gauteng ABC Motsepe League leaders, took them down in the last-32 with an impressive 2-1 win. Talk about punching above their weight!
But that’s not the only exciting story to come out of the cup so far. The traditional powerhouses of South African football – Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Orlando Pirates – all advanced with wins over Maritzburg United, Richards Bay, and All Stars, respectively. These giants of the game aren’t going down without a fight!
There are also some lesser-known teams making a splash in the cup. Mpheni Home Defenders, who knocked out Clarewood in the last round, are still in the running. Along with Dondol Stars, they’re the only other third-tier team left standing. Can they keep the dream alive?
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the full last-16 lineup:
Orlando Pirates vs Venda Football Academy
Golden Arrows vs Royal AM
Marumo Gallants vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Chippa United vs Mpheni Home Defenders
Dondol Stars vs AmaZulu
Kaizer Chiefs vs Casric Stars
Sekhukhune United vs Cape Town Spurs
TS Galaxy vs Stellenbosch
Buckle up, football fans! It’s going to be a wild ride.