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Nedbank Cup Final Preview

Kaizer Chiefs are undoubtedly still celebrating their Absa Premiership success and with good reason but there is still one domestic trophy that is still unclaimed.

Mamelodi Sudowns and Ajax Cape Town will contest the Nebank Cup final on Saturday that will provide a final opportunity at cup success.

The Brazilians relinquished their league crown but still finished in second position after Chiefs put their stamp of authority on proceedings early in the campaign.

Ajax Cape Town will also be happy with their fifth place finish and even happier if they can be the last team standing on Saturday.

Sundowns will be making their first appearance in the final since the 2011/12 season while they last lifted the trophy in 2008 in the first year of Nedbank’s involvement with the competition.

Rewind to 2007 when it was called the Absa Cup.

On that day Ajax Cape Town reigned supreme after they beat Sundowns 2-0.

There will be one massive difference between the teams ahead of even the first whistle.

Ajax will be minus their coach in the dugout for the clash.

Roger De Sa is suspended after he received a red carded in their final Absa Premierhsip match of the season, a 2-2 draw against Orlando Pirates last Saturday.

What Sundowns Had To Say Ahead of The Big Day:

“Ajax have a very good team, young, energetic and we know they are in it to win it, like we are.”

“We have a decent team to play football and we play to win.”

Pitso Mosimane – Mamelodi Sundowns Coach

ROAD TO THE FINAL

ROUND 1:

21 February – Mamelodi Sundowns 2 v Thanda Royal Zulu 0

22 February – Mainstay United 1 v Ajax Cape Town 9

ROUND 2:

20 March – Ajax Cape Town 1 v Bloemfontein Celtic 0

22 March – Platinum Stars 1 v Mamelodi Sundowns 3

ROUND 3:

10 April – Ajax Cape Town 2 v Bidvest Wits 1

12 April – Black Aces 0 v Mamelodi Sundowns 2

ROUND 4:

25 April – Ajax Cape Town 2 v Supersport United 1

26 April – Mamelodi Sundowns 1 v Vasco Da Gama 0

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