Tournament sponsors, Nedbank and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) officially kicked off the 2023 Nedbank Cup campaign after hosting the round of 32 draws on Thursday, 12 January, in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The draw saw some exciting fixtures in what promises to be an entertaining Nedbank Cup this season.
‘We are excited to kick off the 16th edition of the Nedbank Cup, a great feature on South African knockout football calendar. The 2023 season provides yet another opportunity for armature teams to compete with the best in local football and showcase their talent. As Nedbank, our aim is to continue supporting the growth and development of local football. To show our commitment, in collaboration with the 2023 Nedbank Cup winners, we will install our eighth multipurpose sport court in a school and community where the winning club is based. Our goal for the sport court is to help develop skills and provide a facility that encourages more participation in football and other sport. We’d like to thank our longstanding partner, the PSL, for their support and efforts in successfully launching the 2023 season. Best of luck to all the teams participating this year,’ says Khensani Nobanda, Group Executive of Marketing and Communications at Nedbank.
The successful partnership between Nedbank and the PSL has made it possible for the Nedbank Cup to enter its 16th year and land it the crown of being South Africa’s biggest knockout football competition.
“The Nedbank Cup is known for its inspiring stories and giving a platform for raw talent to flourish, and as the PSL, we are excited about what is in store this season. We would like to thank Nedbank for their continued support which has helped us grow and improve the beautiful game over the past 16 years. We are thrilled to welcome the eight clubs from the SAFA divisions who will have a wonderful opportunity to compete against the 24 clubs from the professional ranks. We hope that they will add a new dimension to the competition. We wish all the 32 participating clubs the best of luck,” said PSL Acting CEO, Mato Madlala.
So far, the tournament has given an opportunity to many young stars by putting them up against top professionals and seeing them overcome their Goliaths.
At the draw, Nedbank also revealed its refreshed brand identity for the Nedbank Cup 2023 season and beyond. Soon Nedbank will also be launching exciting initiatives and activities as part of the campaign.
Nedbank Cup Round of 32 draw results are as follows:
· SuperSport United vs Dondol Stars FC
· Lamontville Golden Arrows vs Pretoria Callies
· Marumo Gallants vs Magesi FC
· FC Blackcross vs Venda Football Academy
· Mamelodi Sundowns vs Richards Bay FC
· Cape Town Spurs vs Baroka FC
· TS Galaxy vs Amavarara FC
· Sekhukhune United vs Liver Brothers
· Stellenbosch FC vs Swallows FC
· Mpheni Home Defenders vs Clarewood FC
· Mkhambathi FC vs Casric Stars
· Cape Town City vs Royal AM
· Maritzburg United vs Kaizer Chiefs
· All Stars FC vs Orlando Pirates
· Polokwane City vs Chippa United
· Amazulu FC vs Tornado FC
Learn more and stay up to date with all Nedbank Cup activities by visiting the Nedbank Cup website or follow @Nedbanksport on Twitter.