Orlando Pirates, having already won one piece of silverware this season in the form of the MTN8, will be looking to ease past the struggling KwaZulu-Natal side to keep their Cup hopes alive.
A cup win over Orlando Pirates will certainly give his players a much needed boost ahead of crunch upcoming league fixtures.
Follow all of the live action from this evening’s Nedbank Cup clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium below
Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates: Live updates
Maritzburg United XI: Engelhardt, Mngonyama, Hlubi, Daniels, Kutumela, Ismail, Tlolane, Bhengu, Carnell, Graham, Hlongwane.
Subs: Mpandle, Shandu, Zuma, Modise, Meza, Buthelezi, Sifama, Hachi.
Orlando Pirates XI: Ofori, Hlatshwayo, Jele, Ndlovu, Mako, Motshwari, Monare, Makaringe, Pule, Hotto, Mntambo.
Subs: Sandilands, Meala, Nyauza, Zungu, Sam, Dlamini, Mundele, Tshobeni, Muwowo.
The battle of the Germans – Josef Zinnbauer
“I think it’s special in this game, the German coaches, they are very disciplined in defence work as well as the offence work,” Orlando Pirates head coach Zinnbauer said ahead of the clash.
“They [German coaches] go into games and want a situation where they can get the solution for scoring, and we know this. Ernst knows we come and how we 100% have the lead, we dominate the game, they know this.
“But in all games, you have situations where you can score, and these are the moments we have to be careful of, we have to fix these points and we cannot give him a lot of chances. We cannot stop all their chances and they can’t stop all of Orlando Pirates’ chances but not give them too much and let’s take ours.
“If you don’t do this then it’s always a possibility for a set-piece or mistakes like we did and the other team can score, so it’s important for us to look at us and not the opponent.”
Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates: Live stream info
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Action at the Harry Gwala Stadium in this evening’s Nedbank Cup clash between Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United gets underway at 18:00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL.
This website will be providing live updates from the match under our ‘live updates’ heading above. You can also live-stream the game on DSTV Now (Subscription required).