Starting XI: SuperSport v Nedbank Ke Yona
Nedbank Ke Yona Challenge Starting XI: SuperSport United v Nedbank Ke Yona 03 September 2017
Nedbank Ke Yona Challenge
Teams: SuperSport United v Nedbank Ke Yona
Date: 03 September 2017
Venue: Makhulong Stadium
Nedbank Cup champions, Supersport United will face the Nedbank Ke Yona Team at the Makhulong Stadium.
The match will get underway at 15h30.
This is an initiative created by Nedbank, where amateur football players are given an opportunity to make it in the professional ranks by way of trials to form a Nedbank Ke Yona Team that plays against the winners of the Nedbank Cup.
Supersport United won the Nedbank Cup in June, thrashing Orlando Pirates 4-1 in the final.
Matsatsantsa coach, Eric Tinker will likely field youngsters for this clash, as they face a hectic schedule in September competing in three competitions.
The Nedbank Cup champions are already without a number of international players during the FIFA break, including Bafana Bafana goalkeepers Ronwen Williams and Reyaad Pieterse, defenders Clayton Daniels and Morgan Gould and midfielder Dean Furman.
The Nedbank Ke Yona Team consists of players who have been selected from an intensive training over the period of the last seven months. The squad was trimmed to the final 18 players.
This initiative has already produced Aubrey Modiba who came through the ranks two years ago and now plays for Supersport United.
SuperSport won last year's edition of the Ke Yona Challenge, as Mario Booysen's goal secured a 1-0 win at the Sinaba Stadium.
Here's how they line up:
SuperSport: Mpoto, Nhlapo, Mashamaite, Egwuekwe, Boateng, Mokoena, Letsholonyane, Modiba, Myeni, Phala, Nkhatha.
Ke Yona: Khumalo, Xulu, Hlongwane, Mgotlane, Mpholo, Nhamuchua, Sam, Manyama, Ximba, Plaatjie.