University of Pretoria will hope to continue winning when they host city rivals SuperSport United in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup at the Tuks Stadium on Saturday night, kickoff at 20:15 CAT.
AmaTuks have been poor on the league run as they only collected three points out of possible twelve, a run which left them flirting with the danger zone. This weekend they will be facing a big test against Matsatsantsa A Pitori, the same team that has already beat them twice this season in the league matches.
“It is never easy to play SuperSport United and looking at the fact that they got a double over us this season shows us there is something we not doing right, and we have to change things on Saturday night,” AmaTuks captain Buhle Mkhwanazi told reporters on Thursday.
“The win over Platinum Stars which ended our three game winless streak in the league run gave us confidence we need going to Saturday’ cup game. This is a knockout competition and they are no second chances, so we are fully focus and we are going for a win
SuperSport United will go to this match with only two days to prepare as things get tough for them with CAF Confederations Cup, the Premiership and the Nedbank Cup on their plate. The Saturday’s match against AmaTuks will be the third in seven days for the 2012 Nedbank Cup champions.
“It is never easy to play lot of matches in a short space of time but we are like soldiers and we are ready for any challenge that comes our ways.” United winger David Mathebula said in the press conference in Johannesburg on Thursday.
“This is the cup we won in 2012 and we came close to retaining it last year when we lost in the final. We are SuperSport United and we our ambitious with winning cups, and we are going for this cup again this year,” concluded the former Kaizer Chiefs man