FIREWORKS are expected when the Nedbank Ke Yona Team go to war against SuperSport United in the fourth edition of the Nedbank Cup exhibition match at Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton, on Sunday (3pm).
Ke Yona Team players have vowed to turn the tables on the Nedbank Cup champions this year, as the team has never won the competition since its inception, let alone score a goal.
On the last three occasions they had played against Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, losing all three games without scoring.
Now midfielder Cameron Chweu says the time has come for them to be counted among the best. The 22-year-old Chweu stated: “We owe it to Nedbank. In the previous games the other teams failed to score. There’s no pressure but we know what is expected from us.”
The game will also determine which two players get dropped, as only 16 of the Ke Yona squad members are guaranteed contracts with PSL sides for a limited period, starting on Monday.
“I’m confident we will be able to defeat United,” he added.
“We have been working hard. We know how they play but they don’t know us, which is an added advantage. They’ve lost their last two games, so it’s not going to be easy for us, as they will want to redeem themselves.”
Matsatsantsa head coach Stuart Baxter could surprise the Ke Yona Team by including some of SuperSport’s new signings made during the off-season.