Kaizer Chiefs Legend Claims Amakhosi Have '80% Chance' of Winning Nedbank Cup

Kaizer Chiefs Legend Claims Amakhosi Have '80% Chance' of Winning Nedbank Cup

Jarryd Westerdale
February 23, 2024 at 11:27 AM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs take on Milford FC in the Nedbank Cup Round of 32 on Sunday evening
  • An Amakhosi legend has claimed the club has an above-average chance of a trophy
  • Chiefs last claimed silverware when they bested Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 final

Without having played a minute in the competition yet, Kaizer Chiefs are already thinking of lifting the trophy.

Cavin Johnson's Chiefs play Milford FC in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday evening and Amakhosi's focus is wholeheartedly on ending their decade-long trophy drought.

The competition has several quality teams in the mix and should the PSL giants complete the assignment against Milford FC, a non-negotiable for Chiefs fans, then far greater challenges await in the coming rounds.

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Abel Shongwe claimed Kaizer Chiefs could win the Nedbank Cup if they showed the required desire. Photo: @MarawaSportsWorldwide.
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Abel Shongwe is familiar with lifting trophies with the Naturena outfit and believes his former club are among the favourites for the title.

The Swazi international has urged the Chiefs players to use the mindset they have moulded in Johnson's time to overcome their hurdles and bring joy to the Amakhosi faithful.

Those tied to the club are aware that this is the last opportunity they will have to lift a trophy this season. Summing up their chances, Shongwe told KickOff:

"It's time for them to put something in the cabinet at Naturena. They have an 80% chance of winning the Nedbank Cup this year, it all depends on how serious Chief players want this."

Johnson has prepared for the potential threats, and knows slipping up will forever taint his time at Chiefs. The Citizen relayed his analysis:

"We always play NFD teams in pre-season and when we get time off for FIFA breaks, and whenever we play these teams they give us a hard time. So we will have to up our game 200%."

Kickoff at the FNB Stadium is at 18:00 on Sunday, February 25.

Meet Milford FC's Dr Xanti Pupuma

Sports Brief also recently reported on the goals of Dr Pupuma, Milford FC's chairman and founder.

The club's patriarch named it after his father, Milford Pupuma, and they are based in KwaZulu-Natal.

Milford FC are second-division club and earned their Nedbank Cup place by beating Upington City 2-0.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.