Local News 22.5.2017 12:04 pm

Rakhale looking to win the Nedbank Cup

Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabo Rakhale feels the Nedbank Cup trophy would the perfect present for the club on its 80th anniversary.

Pirates beat Golden Arrows to book a place in the final of the Nedbank Cup to keep their hopes of winning a trophy in the 2016/2017 season after they were knocked out of all the cup competitions and finishing outside the top eight.

Rakhale looking to win the Nedbank Cup
Rakhale looking to win the Nedbank Cup

Rakhale looking to win the Nedbank Cup

Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabo Rakhale feels the Nedbank Cup trophy would the perfect present for the club on its 80th anniversary.

Bucs edge Arrows to set up Nedbank Cup final rematch with SuperSport
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Bucs edge Arrows to set up Nedbank Cup final rematch with SuperSport

A focused and fired-up Orlando Pirates saw off Golden Arrows 1-0 in an entertaining Nedbank Cup semi-final clash at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Blow by blow: Arrows vs Pirates
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Blow by blow: Arrows vs Pirates

Golden Arrows welcome Orlando Pirates at the Princess Magogo Stadium for the semifinal Nedbank Cup clash.
Pirates look much better under Kjell – Norodien
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Pirates look much better under Kjell – Norodien

Orlando Pirates midfielder Riyaad Norodien believes the club’s firm back four under coach Kjell Jonevret will help them saunter into the final of the Nedbank Cup.
SuperSport book spot in cup final
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SuperSport book spot in cup final

SuperSport United’s Bafana Bafana-bound coach Stuart Baxter will lead a team into SA football’s premier cup final for the second time in as many seasons.
Blow by blow: Chippa vs SuperSport
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Blow by blow: Chippa vs SuperSport

Chippa United and SuperSport United will fight it out for spot in the Nedbank Cup final when they lock horns this afternoon.
Pieterse: We want to defend our title
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Pieterse: We want to defend our title

SuperSport United shot-stopper Reyaad Pieterse knows that the club needs to finish the season on a high, especially after bombing out of the Absa Premiership title race.
Jonevret eyes Nedbank Cup to appease Pirates fans
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Jonevret eyes Nedbank Cup to appease Pirates fans

With Orlando Pirates’ chance to finish on top half of the table looking highly unlikely, Bucs coach Kjell Jonevret has now shifted his full focus on winning the Nedbank Cup as some sort of redemption for the team’s barren season.
Blow by blow: Wits vs Orlando Pirates
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Blow by blow: Wits vs Orlando Pirates

Bidvest Wits welcome Orlando Pirates to the Bidvest Stadium in an Absa Premiership clash. This is the second game that the Clever Boys is playing this week following their 1-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday.
We lacked confidence – Gcaba
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We lacked confidence – Gcaba

The Buccaneers have since picked up the pace under their new coach, who has helped them regain confidence.
Top eight finish priority, Cup is a bonus – Nonyane
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Top eight finish priority, Cup is a bonus – Nonyane

The defender believes the draw favours Arrows since they will be playing at home and is certain that they will meet Chippa United in the final.
Chiefs stressing over Khune
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Chiefs stressing over Khune

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela hopes Itumeleng Khune can recover in time for Tuesday’s clash against Cape Town City.

results

Wits 2-0 Polokwane
Plat Stars 2-0 Chiefs
Sundowns 2-2 Maritzburg

fixtures

Chiefs vs Wits
Sundows vs Highlands

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 28 57
2 Sundowns 28 55
3 Cape Town City 28 52
4 SuperSport United 28 48
5 Kaizer Chiefs 28 47
6 Polokwane City 28 40
7 Maritzburg Utd 28 36
8 Ajax Cape Town 28 35
9 Arrows 28 35
10 Orlando Pirates 28 32
11 Platinum Stars 28 31
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 28 27
13 Free State Stars 28 26
14 Highlands Park 28 25
15 Chippa United 28 24
16 Baroka FC 28 24

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