NAIROBI, Kenya
Former Bafana Bafana football legend Teko Modise has placed his money on
Mamelodi Sundowns beating rivals SuperSport United FC in the Nedbank Cup round
of 32.

Despite stating that history has shown that this particular fixture
is always going to be a tough one, the 37-year old expects Sundowns to come out
on top.

“I highly doubt we are in for a shock result based on what
Sundowns are trying to achieve this year.

“They are looking at the league and they might find it
difficult to make up the 10 point gap on Kaizer Chiefs, so they will know the
Nedbank Cup is a major opportunity to get more silverware this season,” former
Sundowns midfielder stated.

Only one point separates both sides on the South African
league table, with Sundowns in third place but have three games in hand.

Modise, who made 20 appearances for Cape Town City FC toward
the end of his stellar career, also stated that he expects them to win their
cup tie against Mbombela United FC.

The match kicks off at 4pm on Sunday, February 9 and the
SportPesa brand ambassador expects the superior experience Cape Town boasts
should be enough to see them through.

“Mbombela are 15th on the NFD log and not doing great this
season. Both teams are conceding too many goals and this has seen them battling
to win games.

“I can see Cape Town City winning this one based on
experience and them trying to get something to show for at the end of the
season. The trophy is still there for the taking and they will be fighting hard
to progress,” Modise explained.

Another mega clash in the round of 32 sees league leaders
Orlando Pirates battle it out against the resurgent Bidvest Wits on Sunday.

Modise believes that this is the highlight clash of the
round and went ahead to state that he sees Pirates as the favorites solely
based on their impeccable home form this season.

“The emphasis of Pirates coach, Joseph Zinnbauer, is on
building a winning culture at home and wants them to dominate teams on their
own turf.

“I can’t see Wits coming up with a plan to stop Pirates from
dominating this one,” he added.

Amazulu, who are second from the bottom with 20 points from
21 games, take on Bloemfontein Celtic with their relegation woes at the back of
their minds.

A second consecutive win for Amazulu will boost their
confidence but Modise does not think this will be an easy task for the lowly
team.

“I don’t think Amazulu will be looking forward to this
fixture as they will be focusing on the league where they will be looking to
move out of the relegation places.

“Bloemfontein, however, are a very difficult team to break
down and are better organised and playing better football this season. They
just might win this one,” Modise underlined.

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