Dinaledi FC take on Coastal United in the inaugural DStv Compact Cup semi-finals on Saturday afternoon at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
DStv Compact Cup - Semi-Final
Teams: Coastal United v Dinaledi FC
Date: 22 January 2022
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Dinaledi comprises of players voted by fans from four teams in the Inland Group 1, namely, Tshwane rivals SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns, Marumo Gallants and Sekhukhune United.
The line-up, according to the most number of votes, has already been announced, with five players coming from the Premiership log-leaders, the Brazilians, shot-stopper Ricardo Goss, Rushine De Reuck, Gaston Sirino and strike partners, Kermit Erasmus and Gift Motupa.
SuperSport midfield duo of Teboho Mokoena and Sipho Mbule adds to the quality of Dinaledi, who will be coached by Dan Malesela, with Manqoba Mngqithi, Kaitano Tembo and MacDonald Makhubedu assisting as technical advisors.
Coastal United, meanwhile, per their name, comprises of four teams from the Coastal Group 2, Cape Town City, Stellenbosch and Chippa United, with the exception of Baroka not geographically from the coastal side.
What stands out in the line-up of United is the combination of their forwards, with Baroka striker Evidence Makgopa offering aerial prowess and Stellenbosch striker Ashley Du Preez packing pace upfront.
Coastal United will be coached by Steve Barker, assisted by Eric Tinkler, Kurt Lentjies and Matsimela Thoka as technical advisors.
Here's how they start:
Coastal United: Masuluke, Mashego, Fielies, Johannes, Farmer, Nodada, Makola, Ngele, Sinkala, Makgopa, Du Preez
Dinaledi: Goss, De Reuck, Mobbie, Fleurs, Nonyane, Sirino, Mokoena, Mbule, Nldondlo, Erasmus, Motupa
Who do you think will win the inaugural DStv Compact Cup?