Maritzburg United will go in search of their first Nedbank Cup title when they take on SuperSport United in the round of 32 at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday.
The Team of Choice will come into this encounter having last played on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 due to PSL break when they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership at the FNB Stadium through goals from Khama Billiat and Njabulo Ngcobo.
SuperSport will enter the match after clinching a thrilling 3-2 victory over rivals Cape Town City at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on 22 December 2021 as Gamphani Lungu, Teboho Mokoena and Kegan Johannes cancelled out goals from Fagrie Lakay and an own goal from Johannes.
Leletu Skelem and Richard Zumah currently top the goal scoring charts for Maritzburg with two goals apiece following the departure of Bongokuhle Hlongwane, who also had two goals before his move to Minnesota in the MLS.
Veteran striker Thamsanqa Gabuza leads the scoring charts for United with six goals to his name, which came against Golden Arrows, Swallow FC, Maritzburg United, Royal AM, TS Galaxy and Marumo Gallants.
Ernst Middendorp and Kaitano Tembo will both be pleased by the fact that they will have a fully fit squad ready for their Nedbank Cup opener at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Possible Starting Lineup:
Maritzburg United: Marcel Engelhardt, Riyaaz Ismail, Phumlani Ntshangase, Clayton Daniels, Ryan Rae, Travis Graham, Zukile Kewuti, Keegan Ritchie, Claasen, Leletu Skelem, Amadou Soukouna.
SuperSport United: Ronwen Williams, Luke Fleurs, Keenan Phillips, Kegan Johannes, Onismor Bhasera, Moses Waiswa, Jesse Donn, Rasebotja Selaelo, Jamie Webber, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Gamphani Lungu