Spurs plans to upset Chippa

Witbank Spurs players, who are planning to upset Chippa United tonight when they meet in the Nedbank Cup last-32.

Witbank Spurs will be looking to be a third team from Mpumalanga to advance into the Nedbank Cup last-16.
Siyavutha, as Spurs are affectionately known, will visits Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth tonight. Kick-off is at 19:30. The match will be broadcast live on SuperSport-nine. Spurs are currently occupying position nine in the National First Division and have not won a game in their last five.

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George Khumalo, Spurs spokesman, said they were looking forward to upset United. “The technical staff had a meeting with the players this morning where they told the players that they need such a big game to turn their fortunes around. It is not that we have been playing bad in the last five games. The results have not been forth-coming our way. Today we have the opportunity to turn our fortunes around,” he said.
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Meanwhile, coach Dan “Dance” Malesela has returned to coach United after recently being admitted to hospital with back pain.
Should Spurs win, they will join two provincial teams, Mbombela United and Acornbush United – in the last-16 of the Nedbank Cup.
Mbombela advanced to the last-16 after beating third tier side FC Days, in a match that took place at Griffons Rugby Stadium, while Acornbush shocked PSL log leaders, Cape Town City with a 1-0 victory at KaBokweni Stadium.
The draw for the last-16 will be conducted tomorrow.

Richard Nkosi

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