Cosmos to host Clever Boys in Nedbank Round of 16


Jomo Cosmos will be targeting a quarter-final slot in the Nedbank Cup when they host PSL log leaders, BidVest Wits in a potentially explosive Round of 16 tie slated for next month.

In the Second Round draw held at SuperSport headquarters in Randburg Thursday night, Ezenkosi were paired against the Clever Boys in what could be a turning point for Jomo Sono’s promotion-chasing outfit.

To reach this stage of the money-spinning tournament, Cosmos easily dispatched Castle League upstarts, United Rovers 3-0, while Wits eliminated Cape Town All-Stars 2-0.

In other Round of 16 fixtures decided on the night, Kaizer Chiefs drew giant-killers Acornbush United, while Orlando Pirates must travel to Free State Stars for a repeat of last season’s semifinal.

Mamelodi Sundowns are at home to Lamontville Golden Arrows, while defending champions SuperSport travel to another giant-killing side, KwaDukuza United.

Other Last 16 games see Chippa United host Polokwane City, Bloemfontein Celtic entertain National First Division side Mbombela United, and Baroka FC host Platinum Stars.

The matches will be played between April 5-9, with the exact dates, times and venues to be announced by the Premier Soccer League in due course.

Jomo Cosmos vs BidVest Wits
Acornbush FC vs Kaizer Chiefs
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Golden Arrows
Baroka FC vs Platinum Stars
Free State Stars vs Orlando Pirates
Bloemfontein Celtic vs Mbombela United
Kwadukuza United vs Supersport United
Chippa United vs Polokwane City

-Mark Ogagan


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