Umvoti, Sheppards looking to cause upsets in Nedbank Cup

Following the exit of Limpopo ABC Motsepe League club, Boyne Tigers from the Nedbank Cup at the hands of Bidvest Wits, it is now up to KwaZulu-Natal’s Umvoti FC and Mpumalanga’s Tjakastad Junior Sheppards to represent the SAFA Leagues in the competition.

Tigers were no match for their more experienced opponents, Bidvest Wits who hammered them 4-1 in the opening fixtures of the competition. This was their first time appearing in the annual competition that sees the overall winners representing the country at the CAF Confederations Cup.

The action continues this weekend where SAFA ABC Motsepe League clubs will be hoping to live up to the tournament’s history of clubs from lower divisions causing upsets against their more fancied opponents.

Umvoti welcome NFD club, TS Galaxy at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium at 15h00 while Sheppards have a tough assignment against PSL side, Golden Arrows at Kanyamazane Stadium at 205.

Both matches will be played on Sunday, 27 January.

Umvoti will be looking at picking up from their recent victory over XI Experience where they won 2-0 away from home.

Sheppards on the other hand will be hoping to put their 1-0 league defeat against Bakone behind them as they aim to cause an upset against their more fancied opponents.

Source: South Africa Football Association