Lower league clubs secure passage to the 2017/18 Nedbank Cup last 32 round

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NFD and SAFA structures clubs have all but confirmed their spots in the last 32 round of the 2017 edition of the Nedbank Cup

The eight National First Division (NFD) clubs and six teams from SAFA structures have secured passage to the 2017/18 Nedbank Cup last 32 round.

The last 32 round consists of 16 clubs from the Premier Division, eight clubs from the NFD and eight clubs from SAFA structures.

From the NFD, the following clubs emerged winners: (in no particular order) Super Eagles, Stellenbosch FC, Ubuntu Cape Town, Richards Bay FC, Cape Town All Stars, Mthatha Bucks, Royal Eagles and Highlands Park.

For Free State’s Super Eagles, Richards Bay FC and Ubuntu Cape Town, this will be their first run in the Nedbank Cup last 32 stage.

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From SAFA structures, there are two outstanding names (clubs) who are yet to be confirmed. The clubs that have qualified feature some new faces in their line-up: Swallows FC (ABC Motsepe) will represent Gauteng, Orbit College (ABC Motsepe) will represent North West and Pabalelo Chiefs (SAB League) from the Northern Cape.

The rest of the qualified teams will be on familiar territory in the Nedbank Cup last 32s. They are: EC Bees (ABC Motsepe) from the Eastern Cape, Bloemfontein Young Tigers (ABC Motsepe) from Free State and Mariveni United (SAB League) from Limpopo.

The Nedbank Cup last 32 draw will be held next year, 15 January 2017.

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