Hunt: Chippa will come and play with freedom

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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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