On Saturday, March 31, Kaizer Chiefs will host Baroka FC in the quarter-final round of the Nedbank Cup tournament. Amakhosi head coach, Steve Komphela will have his eyes set on getting his side through to the next round of the competition, however, their opponents are no walkovers, as the Naturena-based side know far too well.
Crystal Palace will take on Liverpool in an EPL encounter. The Reds are two points behind second-place Manchester United, while their opponents are 16th on the log standings. Jurgen Klopp’s charges will be going all out for the three points on offer.
On Sunday, April 1, the match of the week in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final round is the game between Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns. This match promises to be an interesting one filled with action.
Kaizer Chiefs v Baroka FC (Nedbank Cup)
Match 6 Soccer 6 Pool 30 March S6 V1 P2
League Rankings: Chiefs 5th & Baroka 7th (PSL)
Useful facts: The Glamour Boys host Bakgaga as Nedbank Cup action resumes. Steve Komphela’s charges take to the quarter-finals stage with hopes to progress to the semi-finals and get closer to their first silverware in almost three seasons. Although Baroka’s form has derailed after having started the Absa Premiership like a house on fire, they were able to cruise past NFD side, Steenberg United, beating them 2-0 to keep themselves in the tournament. Amakhosi will hope for a repeat of their recent league victory against the Limpopo outfit.
Kagisho Dikgacoi: Chiefs
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (English Premier League)
Match 1 Soccer 6 Pool 30 March V1 P1
League Rankings: Crystal 16th & Liverpool 3rd
Useful facts: A Palace v Liverpool encounter has proven to be one of the most interesting and exciting fixtures in recent years. The Eagles welcome the high-flying Jurgen Klopp-led side to Selhurst Park this Saturday. Although the home side has enjoyed a great run against Liverpool in recent seasons, they will have it tough as the Reds will look to continue with their excellent form, with the battle for the third spot with Manchester United still very much alive.
Kagisho Dikgacoi: Liverpool
Match of the Week
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns (Nedbank Cup)
Match 4 Soccer 6 Pool 31 March S6 V3 P1
League Rankings: City 6th & Sundowns 1st
Useful facts: In just over a month since the two did battle, City and Masandawana are set for another meeting, this time around, in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals. The Citizens host in-form Ka Bo Yellow, with hopes to edge to a domestic double. However, Pitso Mosimane’s charges have their hands full in different competitions, having recently qualified for the CAF Champions League group stages. They will hope their impressive form continues when they play Benni McCarthy’s side at Cape Town Stadium this Sunday. The Brazilians edged Citizens 1-0 in the aforementioned previous meeting in February.
Kagisho Dikgacoi: Sundowns