With the Nedbank Cup dominating the footballing scene in South Africa this weekend, the Hot Seat turns its attention to what happened in the knockout competition by bringing you the winners, the losers and much more!
Winners – SuperSport United & Jeremy Brockie
Gordon Igesund’s side is deserving of this accolade after they destroyed another club’s unbeaten run, Orlando Pirates, en route to qualifying for the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals. Outside of that, the form of Jeremy Brockie has been particularly inspiring for the club and he is also deserving of a mention.
Losers – Stuart Baxter
The English tactician is usually poised when on the sidelines, but on Saturday he lost his cool when Kaizer Chiefs were eliminated from the Nedbank Cup at the hands of Black Leopards. Baxter was seen expressing his anger with the referee when he formed his hands into the shape of binoculars, which ultimately saw him sent off. He will now miss Chiefs’ next two league matches
Topic Of Discussion – Soweto Derby Coaches
After seeing both Soweto giants eliminated from the Nedbank Cup on Saturday, there has been a lot of talk about the future of Stuart Baxter and Eric Tinkler. The two are currently not in the books of the fans as they stole the headlines for all the wrong reasons this weekend.
Who Said What?
Following Mamelodi Sundowns’ match against Platinum Stars in the Nedbank Cup, Pitso Mosimane claimed, “I don’t believe in rotation.” But then why do you have 67 players on your books when only 11 start?
Surprise Packages – NFD Clubs Excel
Who would’ve thought we would see three NFD teams in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup? With Vasco Da Gama, Golden Arrows and Black Leopards having progressed into the next round of the tournament - they certainly are flying the flag for the lower division.
Who would you add to this list?