Nedbank Cup: Usuthu and Buccaneers Meet, Benni McCarthy Looks for Revenge Against Former Club Orlando Pirates

Nedbank Cup: Usuthu and Buccaneers Meet, Benni McCarthy Looks for Revenge Against Former Club Orlando Pirates

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Orlando Pirates go into their Nedbank Cup clash against Amazulu holding two wins against the Usuthu in their last two games
  • Benni McCarthy is looking for revenge against his former employers and has promised to hold nothing back
  • Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids is expecting Amazul to come out guns blazing in the Nedbank Cup clash

Orlando Pirates and Amazulu is undoubtedly the pick of the fixtures in the Nedbank Cup and fans are expecting another entertaining encounter between the two teams.

Benni McCarthy’s Usuthu will be looking to get revenge against the Buccaneers for two recent losses that the Amazulu team has suffered against the Soweto giants.

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Fadlu Davids and Beni McCarthy are both expecting a tough encounter when Orlando Pirates and Amazulu clash. Image: @orlandopirates/ @bennimac17
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Pirates came from behind in December to beat Amazulu 2-1 in the DStv Premiership and last week, the Pirates Reserves beat Amazulu Reserves 2-0 in the DStv Diski Challenge.

Orlando Pirates co-coach, Fadlu Davids, said he expected Amazulu to come out guns blazing against them in the Nedbank Cup fixture, Soccer Laduma reported.

Pirates’ other coach Mandla Ncikazi also touched on the upcoming game, saying that Pirates would be giving everything to the cup competition.

With Mamelodi Sundowns 14 points ahead in the DStv Premiership, Ncikazi admitted that only Sundowns could throw away the title and therefore Pirates had to focus on the Nedbank Cup, The South African reported.

On the other end of the coin, Amazulu coach Benni McCarthy has stated that he won’t go easy on his former side. As reported by IOL, Benni said that he would not hold back against a former employer.

“When I meet Pirates, I want to win wholeheartedly. That's why there’s more passion involved,” Benni was quoted as saying.

Pirates and Amazulu will clash at 3pm at the Orlando Stadium on 6 February 2022.

Mamelodi Sundowns down Richards Bay in the Nedbank Cup, score 4 to book their place in the next round

In other Nedbank Cup news, it was no surprise that DStv Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns beat Richards Bay in their Nedbank Cup clash but it was a surprise who scored, Sports Brief, reported.

Surprise Ralani marked his Sundowns debut with a goal as the Brazilians cruised to a 4-0 win over their GladAfrica Championship opponents. Richards Bay started much the better side. The Rich Boys had more possession of the ball in the first half as Sundowns didn’t seem to settle at all.

Richards Bay couldn’t capitalize on their few counter-attacks and were punished for it in the 25th minute when Surprise Ralani scored. Richards Bay keeper Malcolm Jacobs punched away a cross straight into the path of Ralani who put the ball away.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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