PITSO Mosimane could have the luxury of sitting back and watching title rivals Kaizer Chiefs play catch-up in the coming week if Mamelodi Sundowns beat Moroka Swallows this evening.
BIDVEST Wits coach Gavin Hunt is no one’s idea of a football romantic, but following yesterday’s Nedbank Cup semifinal draw, where he was pitted against Stuart Baxter’s Kaizer Chiefs, the Clever Boys mentor spoke openly about his pursuit of a personal milestone.
THE rivalry between Soweto and Pretoria resumes again today when Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates tackle Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup.
STUART Baxter questioned the mental fortitude of his team, hinted at a growing tiredness but said he refused to make any excuses in the wake of the champions losing their top spot in the Premier Soccer League standings.
A SECOND string Kaizer Chiefs selection made heavy work of their Nedbank Cup assignment against amateur opposition from the Eastern Cape last night, scoring a bizzare own goal to allow FC Buffalo to make a fight of a second round tie that eventually saw Chiefs home 2-1.
IT WAS a defeat to Ajax Cape Town in November that could have led to a meltdown for Kaizer Chiefs this season.
VLADIMIR Vermezovic, the recently appointed Orlando Pirates coach, was on the charm offensive yesterday, turning it up ahead of his first Soweto derby against rivals Kaizer Chiefs, his former employer.
KAIZER Chiefs will do thorough research on FC Buffalo to avoid the embarrassment of being dumped out of the Nedbank Cup, said Chiefs’ midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane at the last-16 draw at the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg yesterday.