For the past 10 days, football fans have watched the Nedbank Cup round-of-32 fixtures take place all around the country, in the hopes of seeing their favourite teams make it to the top 16.
With the first round now complete, the Premier Soccer League together with tournament sponsors Nedbank, conducted the round-of-16 draw on Monday in Johannesburg.
Making their debut in the Nedbank Cup this season, the Venda Football Club is one of the new teams that has made it through to the round of 16 after winning 3-1 against the African All Stars in the first round.
For the first time in Nedbank Cup history, four lower division sides have progressed to the Last 16 stage.
Summerfield Dynamos, Sinenkani FC, Mathaithai FC and Black Eagles FC all impressed in the first round and will be aiming to once again defy odds by reaching the quarterfinals.
Nedbank’s Executive Head for Group Marketing, Nthabiseng Matshekga, said: ‘It’s been such a great experience watching all the teams on the field giving their all to secure a spot in the top 16. For us, sport is all about giving back to the fans and community at large.
“That is why as a financial services provider, we have recognised that in 2022 we can truly empower our clients and the general public to make better money choices through a journey that encourages responsible spending, saving and better borrowing choices.
“Through the Nedbank Cup, we are excited to offer products and services that enable progress and improvement in the lives of all South Africans.”
Venda Football Academy vs University of Pretoria
Swallows FC vs Royal AM
Marumo Gallants vs Orlando Pirates
Platinum City Rovers vs SuperSport United
TS Galaxy vs Baroka FC
Sinenkani vs Tshakhuma FC
Summerfield Dynamos vs Black Eagles FC
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Mathaithai FC
Dates and venues will be confirmed by the PSL at a later stage.
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