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Edries Burton interested in Shakes Mashaba and Steve Komphela's Nedbank Cup duel

2:30 AM EST 2/16/19
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The retired defender is looking forward to the clash between two experienced coaches Komphela and Mashaba

Former Cape Town Santos skipper Edries Burton has shared his thoughts on some of the Nedbank Cup Last 16 clashes.

Burton, who won the cup when it was still known as Bob Save Super Bowl in 2001, stated that Kaizer Chiefs showdown with Magic FC is one of the clashes to watch.

“Yeah, good games and I think the Cup gives the minnows an opportunity to beat the giants and we definitely have interesting clashes,” Burton told Goal.

On Saturday afternoon, Steve Komphela's Golden Arrows will face Shakes Mashaba's Witbank Spurs in Mpumalanga.

“Look, the Chiefs match is one of the best as far as the competition is concerned and it’s an interesting match-up because The Magic are second on the ABC Motsepe League (Western Cape) standings. Chiefs have been inconsistent, but I think they will win this one,” he continued.

“Another clash is the one where Golden Arrows are against Witbank Spurs, obviously the two coaches are up against each other. I know Steve (Komphela) a lot and we know what Shakes (Mashaba) has done for South African football,” said the ex-Bafana Bafana defender.

“His team is looking to avoid relegation in the National First Division (NFD) and they have a chance to shock many this weekend because they are slowly regaining their form,” said the 50-year-old.

“I played quite a few Nedbank Cup matches and it’s a perfect opportunity for all teams to lift a trophy especially those from the lower divisions,” he added.

The match between Black Leopards and Bidvest Wits was called off on Wednesday night owing to bad weather in Thohoyandou and it will now be played on Monday.

“The other clash we can also look forward to is the one where Wits are against Leopards, it is never easy in Thohoyandou,” noted the former Cape Town Spurs player.

“Leopards will run at you, the fans are behind them and they have a new coach who wants consistency in the team. I think that will go to the wire and might end up in a penalty shootout because Leopards were leading (when the game was stopped and called off) and I am sure they will want to continue where they left off on Monday,” concluded Burton.