Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes it was just not meant for his team to go through to the next round of the Nedbank Cup after they were eliminated by Highlands Park on Saturday afternoon.
Mamelodi Sundowns take on minnows Vaal University of Technology in a Nedbank Cup last 16 match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium this afternoon.
Ernst Middendorp blamed fortune and the pitch as his Kaizer Chiefs side were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup on penalties by Highlands Park on Saturday.
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PSL title is in Chiefs’ hands 
You just got to love football – things can just change at an instant. After leading the log with more than 10 points a couple of weeks ago, Kaizer Chiefs are now four points ahead in this heated Absa Premiership title race where Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are just waiting for Amakhosi to make another slip. 
Kaizer Chiefs are out of the Nedbank Cup after losing to Highlands Park 5-4 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in extra time at the Makhulong Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
A place in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup is up for grabs when Kaizer Chiefs visit Highlands Park at the Makhulong Stadium this afternoon.

local soccer Highlands Park vs Kaizer Chiefs – our predictions

Highlands Park host a wounded Kaizer Chiefs outfit in what is expected to be a thrilling Nedbank Cup last 16 match at Makhulong Stadium today.

local soccer Black Leopards cruise into Nedbank Cup quarterfinals

Black Leopards are the first team in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Nedbank Cup, after beating Amavarara 2-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Friday night.

local soccer Xulu too experienced to be hurt by substitution against Chiefs

Maritzburg United defender Siyanda Xulu found himself in a situation that would be embarrassing to some when he was substituted at half time against his former team Kaizer Chiefs.

local soccer WATCH: Will Chiefs and Sundowns march on to Cup quarters?

Following Orlando Pirates’ exit from the Nedbank Cup, all eyes will be on Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns this weekend to see if they will also fall or go through to the next round of the competition.

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Can Khune persuade Middendorp he should play against Pirates?

local soccer Can Khune persuade Middendorp he should play against Pirates?

Phakaaathi editor Jonty Mark looks at three things to look out for in the Nedbank Cup this weekend, including whether Itumeleng Khune can put in the kind of show that has Kaizer Chiefs fans baying even more for his restoration as Amakhosi number one.

local soccer Pirates need players like me – Sono

Jomo Cosmos coach and owner Jomo Sono believes adding all-round players in the Orlando Pirates squad will help them win trophies.

local soccer Chiefs legend warns against praising individuals for Amakhosi’s good run

Absalom “Scara” Thindwa says the efforts of the team, not individuals, have lifted Kaizer Chiefs to the summit of the Absa Premiership log.

local soccer Tyson – teams are starting to figure Kaizer Chiefs out

Thulani Hlatshwayo has sent a warning to Kaizer Chiefs, saying sides have begun to work out the way Amakhosi play, which is a reason why their form has slipped in 2020.

local soccer Pitso is taking no chances with VUT

Under normal circumstances, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane would not bother to go to the stadium to watch a team that his side are going to play against, and that is because he has the luxury of sending his scouts.

local soccer Fiery VUT coach ready for battle against Sundowns

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) coach Stanford Nkoane believes that his side is capable of causing an upset against Mamelodi Sundowns.

local soccer Highlands target victory against ‘rested’ Chiefs 

Highlands Park assistant coach Allan Freese says their aim is to be in the draw for the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup.

local soccer PSL finds Sundowns star Sirino guilty of assault

The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has finally handed down its verdict in the assault charge against Mamelodi Sundowns forward Gaston Sirino.

local soccer There are plenty of set-piece takers at Chiefs – Middendorp

Lebogang Manyama has been Kaizer Chiefs’ set-piece specialists this season with almost half of his many assists coming from either a corner kick or free-kick.

local soccer Percy Tau substituted – Club Brugge 1 Manchester United 1 – Full Time

Phakaaathi presents live blow-by-blow coverage of Percy Tau (and Club Brugge) as they take on Manchester United in the last 32 of the Uefa Europa League.


 

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