Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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11 Mar 2016
10:34 am

Gyimah welcomes Nedbank Cup draw

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Orlando Pirates midfielder Edwin Gyimah has welcomed the Nedbank Cup draw that saw the Buccaneers being pitted against Jomo Cosmos in the Last 16 round.

Edwin Gyimah (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

The Ghanaian said the cup was their last chance to save face and avoid finishing a second successive season without silverware, and also give them passage to play in the Caf competitions next year.

“I think if we are able to take this cup it would be great for the club and for us as players. We know how important the game is, we just need a victory – that is the only expectation from us.

“Our target now is to get a cup, it is the only thing that will bring peace to everyone in the club, especially the supporters. We want to play in Africa again because we enjoyed playing in the Confederation Cup,” said Gyimah.

Pirates will have a dress rehearsal for the Nedbank Cup last-16 match when they host Ezenkosi in a league game tomorrow night. Gyimah said they will be looking to avenge the first round defeat meted to them by Cosmos.

“The games are both important, they beat us in the first round and they are coming to our home in Orlando.”

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Meanwhile, Sundowns were pitted against National First Division title chasers, Mbombela United.

Pitso Mosimane’s side are on a mission to win three trophies, and have already annexed the Telkom Knockout.

They are a few wins away from clinching the Absa Premiership title.