Nedbank Cup Quarter Finals: Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs Avoid Each Other

Nedbank Cup Quarter Finals: Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs Avoid Each Other

Keba Mothoagae
  • The last eight teams in the 2023 Nedbank Cup have been confirmed
  • In an unusual turn of events, there are far less lower division outfits this time in the quarterfinals than in previous seasons
  • Mamelodi Sundowns, Royal AM, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Sekhukhune United, Stellenbosch FC, Chippa United and ABC Motsepe League club Dondol Stars found out who they will take on

The last eight teams remaining in the Nedbank Cup have found out who they must overcome to reach the semifinals of the competition.

The draw for the quarterfinals was conducted at SuperSport's studios in Randburg on Sunday evening. The team that appears first in each fixture will be the home side for each encounter.

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Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs don't have to worry about each other in the last eight of the quarterfinals. Image source: @KickOffMagazine & @KaizerChiefs.
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Dondol Stars FC vs Orlando Pirates

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Stellenbosch FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Royal AM vs Kaizer Chiefs

Chippa United vs Sekhukhune United

The matches will take place at a later announced by the Premier Soccer League.

Royal AM staff spray muthi on field

Royal AM continued to be a handful in the Nedbank Cup.

Thwihli Thwahla accounted for Golden Arrows in the Last 16 of the tournament. Before the game, a curious scene unfolded before the match on the Harry Gwala Stadium pitch.

Several Royal AM staff members were seen conducting what clearly was a ritual of sorts, ambling in predetermined lines on the field as well as... interactions... with the goalposts and nets.

Dondol adds to more Nedbank Cup shocks

The magic and romance of association cup football will never cease to amaze.

The 2023 Nedbank Cup has already seen monumental upsets, with SuperSport United and AmaZulu being eliminated by the unknown Dondol Stars FC. This was the latest in a long line of shocks that have shaken up the South African football landscape.

Sports Brief has compiled a list of lower league teams which turned over Premier Soccer League opposition.

Strange names seen in the Nedbank Cup

South African football has seen its fair share of strange club names throughout the years.

Football lovers have either howled in laughter or been left speechless by the types of names of teams that have graced our pitches. The one interesting aspect of the South African FA Cup (Nedbank Cup for sponsorship reasons) is how these uniquely named outfits get their time in the spotlight.

Sports Brief compiled a brief list of these strange and funny names ahead of the start of the competition.