With the Nedbank Cup last 16 already confirmed, Polokwane City and Baroka will lock horns tonight vying for a last 16 match against minnows Hungry Lions.
‘Rise and Shine’ will do battle at Peter Mokaba Stadium at 19:30 and the winner between the two clubs will get an opportunity yo host the Northern Cape ABC Motsepe League side on the weekend of 21/22/23 February.
Baroka coach Dylan Kerr says they have enough reason to fight for a place in the next round.
“It’s a cup game and I think the prize money is R7 million so we have 7 million reasons to go out to this game and take it to the next level which is in the last 16,” Kerr told the media ahead of the match.
“Fortunately we will know who we are going to play in the next round so that gives you a bigger incentive because of who you might draw in the next round.
“People might say you are playing in the local derby and you are not playing a lower league team but if you want to win the cup you have to beat the best,” said Kerr.
Baroka are most famous for reaching the Nedbank Cup semi-finals in 2011 after beating Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the last 8, while they were still playing in the ABC Motsepe League.
By Ofhani Munyai