Fixtures out for Nedbank Cup preliminary round announced

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The fixtures have been released for the preliminary stage of this season’s Nedbank Cup.

16 TEAMS WILL BATTLE FOR 8 PLACES

The preliminary stage will see the 16 GladAfrica Championship sides battle it out for eight places in the Last 32 for the tournament.

Cape Town All Stars will host Royal AM at Parow Park on December 11 as they make a return to the competition having made the Last 32 in 2018.

At the same time, Richards Bay will host 2009 finalists University of Pretoria.

Both games kick off at 15:00.

GladAfrica Championship new-boys Bizana Pondo Chiefs will welcome Cape Town Spurs to the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban on December 12, while Polokwane City take on TS Sporting at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

R7 MILLION FOR THE WINNERS

Winners in 2018, Free State Stars, will welcome Uthongathi to Goble Park, while Sekhukhune United will host Jomo Cosmos at the Makuhlong Stadium.

Another new side, Pretoria Callies, will welcome Steenberg United to the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

There is also a single game on December 13 as JDR Stars host Cape Umoya United at the Giant Stadium in Soshanguve.

The Nedbank Cup Last 32, which will also feature the 16 DStv Premiership teams and eight from the SAFA structures, is scheduled for the first week of February 2021.

KAIZER CHIEFS BOAST THE MOST NEDBANK CUP TITLES

Mamelodi Sundowns are the defending Nedbank Cup champions after they beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in the final last season.

Kaizer Chiefs are the all-time leading Nedbank Cup winners with 13 titles.

The winners will receive R7 million in prize money and will also be awarded a place in the following season’s CAF Confederations Cup.

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