Hunt: Chippa will come and play with freedom


With seven teams already through to the quarterfinals, Bidvest Wits will lock horns with Chippa United for the last remaining spot in the Nedbank Cup Last 8 at Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday evening.

Kickoff is at 19:30.

Mamelodi Sundowns, Black Leopards, Highlands Park, TS Sporting, Real Kings, Baroka FC and Bloemfontein Celtic are in the quarterfinal draw.

Chippa thrashed the defending champions TS Galaxy 3-0 in their Last 32 game at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium while Wits overcame Orlando Pirates in 6-goal thriller. The ‘Students’ won on penalties at Orlando Stadium.

“Norman has done well. Obviously, they are on a different course than us, but they will be difficult to play against.”

“They [‘Chilli boys’] will come and play with freedom. They certainly look a much better unit since Norman [Mapeza] is there, “said Wits coach Gavin Hunt.

“We have played a lot of football recently. It is better to play more. There is a little mental side to the game as well that is important, but it is better for us to play three times a week like we’ve done,” Hunt concluded.

Chippa coach, Mapeza said his side must keep on working hard. “if you look at our position [in the league], we’re still in the woods, each and every week we try to work on those mistakes which we picked up during the games.”

The last time the two sides met in a cup game was last season in the Nedbank cup quarterfinals with Chippa beating Wits in the penalties following an existing 4-4 draw after extra-time

By FARPost Reporter 

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