Starting XI: Maritzburg v FS Stars
Nedbank Cup Semi-Final Starting XI: Maritzburg United v Free State Stars 19 May 2018
Teams: Maritzburg United v Free State Stars
Date: 19 May 2018
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Maritzburg United and Free State Stars are both in search of history as they clash in the Nedbank Cup final at the Cape Town Stadium this evening - Here's how they line up.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h00.
The Team of Choice have been billed as favorites for the final after dispatching Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in the semi-finals a month ago.
Fadlu Davids has guided the KwaZulu Natal-based side into their first ever major cup final and will further cement his name in the history books if they manage to lift the trophy.
Ea Lla Koto, meanwhile, also come into the final with the feat of having beaten Kaizer Chiefs, who are considered “Cup Kings” in South Africa.
The Bethlehem-based side have qualified for their first cup final since 1999, when they lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Rothmans Cup.
The winner in today’s final will be lifting a major cup trophy for the first time in the modern era and will also qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in their history.
Here's how they line up:
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 16. Fransman, 25. Xulu, 26. Shandu, 3. Sanoka, 15, Maboe, 23. De Reuck, 11. Makaringe, 8. Ndlovu, 9. Fileccia, 28. Mekoa.
Subs: 1. Mpandle, 18. Eksteen, 14. Matima, 36. Kunene, 22. Mokate, 10. Atouba, 6. Tlhone.
Stars: 32. Ngobeni, 5. Masehe, 2. Mobbie, 28. Mahamutsa, 22. Keita, 29. Phungwayo, 21. Mthembu, 27. Tchilimbou, 26. Dlamini, 11. Jantjie, 50. Vilakazi.
Subs: 23. Sangare, 4. Makhaula, 6. Teyise, 3. Anas, 20. Mashego, 35. Klaas, 39. Cosse.