Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United will once again lock horns in the final of the Nedbank cup competition at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday which will be a repeat of last season’s showing.
Matsatsantsa were crowned champions of the competition last year under Coach Stuart Baxter when they claimed a 3-2 victory over the Soweto giants at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Baxter is now appointed Bafana Bafana head coach will look to defend and secure his final trophy with United, before his permanent departure to the national team.
Meanwhile Buccaneers will be looking for redemption from their arguably worse PSL campaign, as they lost out in the top 8 finish and the Nedbank is their last piece of silverware left to fight for in the 2016/17 season.
Looking at Stuart Baxter’s charges, United are fresh from a 0-0 draw against TP Mazembe in the CAF Confederation Cup at home in midweek.
Their progress in the continental tournament will come as a a huge boost as they plan to continue with their good run over the Sea Robbers.
In the upcoming 2017/18 season, SuperSport will be led by former Cape Town City coach, Eric Tinkler who has since been appointed by the Ke Yona defending champions as Stuart Baxter will leave for the Bafana job.
Baxter led United to victories over Kaizer Chiefs, Chippa United, KwaDukuza United and Royal Eagles as they booked a spot in this year’s final.
The Soweto side’s Nedbank Cup campaign started with a win against EC Bees, went on to beat Free State Stars as well getting as a win over Golden Arrows en route to setting up a final against the Tshwane side.
Head To Head of the last Six games of the two clubs
2017/03/07 Pirates 1-1 United
2016/11/26 United 1-0 Pirates
2016/11/01 United 6-1 Pirates
2016/05/28 United 3-2 Pirates
2016/05/21 Pirates 2-2 United
2015/08/22 United 1-0 Pirates
The Nedbank cup final tickets between Pirates and SuperSport have been sold out.