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Reigning champions Kaizer Chiefs take on FC Buffalo in the defence of their Nedbank Cup crown, with a Last 16 clash set for FNB Stadium on Wednesday

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS
KAIZER CHIEFS

Pieterse
Moleko, Bukenya, Gould, Masilela
 Letsholonyane, Katsande, Maluleka, Tshabalala 
Mphela, Parker
FC BUFFALO

Mthimkulu
Dlamini, Hoffman, Phehelo, Sigwebela 
November, Mgedezi, Mabaso, Taliwe, Madimabe
Maloyi

Chiefs meet a spirited Buffalo outfit, which shocked National First Division side FC Cape Town with a 2-0 win at the Jan Smuts Stadium earlier this month.

Amakhosi boss Stuart Baxter has dropped a strong hint that he will rotate his squad and offer some of his fringe players some valuable game-time on Wednesday.

Baxter said: "This is our home game and we will use that to go all the way in the tournament. The lads that need game time must step up and use this opportunity to raise their hands."
 
Chiefs head into the clash on the back of a disappointing 3-0 defeat to AS Vita in the Caf Champions League, with Wednesday's fixture sandwiched inbetween the home and away leg of the continental tournament.

The Glamour Boys made it through to the Last 16 of the Nedbank Cup, courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Black Leopards.

Baxter's troops will be wary of their less fancied opponents and know that the minnows could cause an upset. Chiefs were previously defeated by the likes of the University of Pretoria, FC Cape Town and Baroka FC in this tournament and know what it takes to rise above lower ranked teams.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Buffalo is the last Safa Second Division team remaining in the Nedbank Cup.
  • Kaizer Chiefs are the most successful team in the National Cup with a record of 13 titles.
  • Chiefs could join fellow PSL heavyweights Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits in the last eight of the tournament with a win on Wednesday evening.

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