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Mamelodi Sundowns Will Play Amateur Side Mathaithai FC, Fans Comment on the Nedbank Cup Round of 16 Draw
- The round of 16 draw in the Nedbank Cup has served up three upcoming games between Premiership sides
- Mamelodi Sundowns will face off against amateur side, Mathaithai FC in the next round of the Nedbank Cup
- Fans took to social media to comment on how Mamelodi Sundowns always draw easy teams in the Nedbank Cup
Reigning DStv Premiership Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have been given the perfect draw in the Nedbank Cup as they next face amateur side, Mathaithai FC.
Sundowns were drawn to play at home against Mathaithai FC, in what was the most talked-about fixture from the round of 16 draw.
The last 16 teams in the cup are made up of eight teams from the DStv Premiership, six of which have been drawn against each other in the next round, The South African reported.
Swallows FC will take on Royal AM, TS Galaxy will play Baroka FC and Marumo Gallants will face off against Orlando Pirates in the last of all Premiership clashes. In an all-amateur side clash, Summerfield Dynamos will take on Black Eagles in KwaZulu-Natal.
The full fixture list was announced on SuperSport's Twitter account.
Fans though have reacted on social media to Sundowns having the luck of the draw and facing an amateur side, while one fan cheekily asked why Kaizer Chiefs weren’t in the draw. Chiefs were knocked out by TS Galaxy.
"#NedbankCup Great draw, looking forward to Orlando Pirates vs Gallant game"
"No team gets lower division teams in the Nedbank Cup like Sundowns... I wouldn't be surprised if these guys can get Onobumba until the last 4"
"Mamelodi Sundowns is the Man city of South Africa #NedbankCup always getting easy draw"
"No complaints about the #NedbankCup2022 draw. #NedbankCup This is where dreams are made"
"That FC that wears yellow and getting easy fixtures #NedbankCup"
Nedbank Cup: Last 16 draw to take place later today with PSL teams matched in number by lower division sides
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Earlier in the day, Sports Brief reported on the upcoming draw, noting that the last 16 teams remaining in this year's Nedbank Cup have been confirmed and that the draw would take place later.
Orlando Pirates, TS Galaxy, Mamelodi Sundowns, Swallows FC, TTM, Marumo Gallants, SuperSport United and Royal AM are the last remaining teams from the Premier Soccer League remaining in the tournament.
Joining them in the draw will be Black Eagles, Sinenkani, Platinum City Rovers, Mathaithai, NC Pros, Summerfield Dynamos, Venda Football Academy and the University of Pretoria from the lower leagues of South African football.