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The Amakhosi are out to repeat the heroics of last season and have NFD side Black Leopards standing in their way, but Chiefs will be confident of their chances

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BLACK LEOPARDS

Visser 
Mabusela, Dzaga, Radebe, Kwena
Gumede, Tshepe, Mandlazi, Miya
Amidu, Sangweni
KAIZER CHIEFS

Khune
Moleko, Mashamaite, Gordinho, Mathoho 
Nkosi, Maluleka, Lebese, Parker
Musona, Mphela

Kaizer Chiefs begin their defence of the Nedbank Cup with a tricky away tie with Black Leopards at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

Currently fourth in the NFD standings, Leopards will be a tough assignment for the Amakhosi, who have been in superb form in the league, and they will hope to repeat their league and Nedbank Cup double of last season.

The clubs have met in 21 official league and cup matches since 2001/02, with Chiefs claiming 12 wins compared to just five victories for the Limpopo outfit.

The Glamour Boys head into the clash on the back of a comfortable 3-0 PSL win over Bloemfontein Celtic in midweek, making it their 10th win from 11 league games.

Chiefs' new signing Katlego Mphela looks primed to earn his first start, as coach Stuart Baxter looks to nurture the striker back to full fitness.

Chiefs look likely to field a full-strength side, due to their next match only being played next weekend, meaning their players will be able to fully recover in time for their Caf Champions League game on March 1.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Chiefs have a perfect record against Leopards in Cup meetings, winning three out of three.
  • Chiefs are in the running for three trophies this season: The PSL, Nedbank Cup as well as the Caf Champions League.
  • Leopards are former runners-up in the Nedbank Cup, losing 3-1 in the 2011 final to Orlando Pirates.
  • Kaizer Chiefs are the all-time leading Nedbank Cup winners, having lifted 13 titles (previously named Life Challenge Cup, Benson and Hedges Trophy, Mainstay Cup, First National Bank, Bob Save Super Bowl, ABSA Cup).

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