Saturday's Nedbank Cup Joint Preview: Bloemfontein Celtic target Golden Arrows scalp, Bidvest Wits face Chippa United

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Four teams are set to battle for semi-final spots on Saturday as the lucrative competition continues

The 2018/19 Nedbank Cup action will continue on Saturday with two quarter-final matches taking place.

Bloemfontein Celtic are set to take on fellow Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Lamontville Golden Arrows in the City of Roses.

Phunya Sele Sele reached this stage after eliminating lower division sides Super Eagles and Richards Bay. 

Lehlohonolo Seema, Bloemfontein Celtic

Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema will look to Tshegofatso Mabaso as the Free State giants target a place in the semi-finals.

Striker Mabasa scored the only goal of the match as Celtic beat National First Division (NFD) club Richards Bay in the Last 16.

Their visitors, Arrows also knocked out lower division sides Tjakastad Junior Shepard FC and Witbank Spurs in the previous rounds.

Abafana Bes'thende coach Steve Komphela will be banking on Lerato Lamola's scoring form in the tournament.

The experienced striker has hit the back of the net twice in two Nedbank Cup matches.

Meanwhile, two-time winners Bidvest Wits are scheduled to lock horns with Chippa United in Johannesburg.

The Clever Boys secured their place in the quarter-finals after defeating ABC Motsepe League outfit Boyne Tigers and fellow PSL side Black Leopards.

Gavin Hunt, Bidvest Wits

Wits' dangerman is Gift Motupa with the striker having flourish under coach Gavin Hunt, who won the Nedbank Cup with SuperSport United in 2012.

Striker Motupa was on the score sheet against Leopards and he will be keen to inspire his side to victory.

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They will face a Chippa side which eliminated PSL giants Mamelodi Sundowns and NFD outfit Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila F.C in the previous rounds.

Experienced attacking midfielder Kurt Lentjies is a key player for Clinton Larsen's side.

Lentjies played an instrumental role as the Chilli Boys defeated Tshakhuma in the Last 16 as he grabbed an assist and a goal.

Match Number Fixture Date Venue Kick-off Time TV channel
1 Bloemfontein Celtic v Golden Arrows 30/03 Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium 15h00 SS4, SS10 & SABC 1
2 Bidvest Wits v Chippa United 30/03 Bidvest Stadium 20h15 SS4

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