Teams ready for battle

2018-01-31 06:01

Tickets for all remaining 16 fixtures of the 2017-’18 Nedbank Cup round of 32 fixture are now on sale and are available at TicketPro outlets countrywide at R40 for adults and R15 for children younger than 12.

This year’s is the 11th edition of the Nedbank Cup championship, which is South Africa’s premier football tournament featuring clubs across all divisions – from amateurs to professionals.

The tournament is famed for providing a platform for lower division clubs to make a name for themselves.

Having qualified for the last-32 elimination stage, Bloemfontein Young Tigers is one of the lower division clubs hoping to capitalise on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a name in the competition.

This team is campaigning in the Free State stream of the Safa/ABC Motsepe League.

Other clubs from the same rank but different provinces include Orbit College (North West), Swallows FC (Gauteng), Happy Wanderers (Kwa­Zulu-Natal), Eastern Cape Bees (Eastern Cape), Steenburg United (Western Cape) and Phiva Young Stars (Mpumalanga), as well as Mariveni United (Limpopo), a team that campaigns in the third-tier rank of the Safa/SAB League.

The 32 clubs remaining in the competition will start playing their elimination games on Wednesday (07/02), following the announcement of the hosting venues.

The two topflight Free State clubs, Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars, will play host.

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