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Chiefs to host City, Downs get Arrows



The draw for the second round of the Nedbank Cup includes two Free State derbies, but no plum draw for giant-killers Maluti FET College.

Free State Stars will host provincial rivals Bloemfontein Celtic in a repeat of the Telkom Knockout semifinal from late last year that was won 3-2 by Phunya Sele Sele.

It is the tie of the round with the remaining big-guns having been kept separate in the draw.

Kaizer Chiefs will entertain National First Division side Polokwane City, their history in this competition against second-tier opposition perhaps suggesting that the match has a potential for an upset.

Mamelodi Sundowns will host fellow top-tier side Lamontville Golden Arrows, while the only other all-Premiership tie sees Platinum Stars travel to Black Leopards.

Free State third-tier side Maluti FET College, who stunned 2011 Nedbank Cup champions Orlando Pirates 4-1 in the first round, are away at provincial rivals African Warriors from the NFD.

Tembu Royals, who ousted AmaZulu in the last round, will meet more KwaZulu-Natal opposition when they host Maritzburg United.

Defending champions SuperSport United travel to Cape Town to meet NFD side Vasco da Gama, while Jomo Cosmos host fellow second-tier side United FC.

The Nedbank Cup Last 16 draw:

Black Leopards vs Platinum Stars
Free State Stars vs Bloemfontein Celtic
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Golden Arrows
Vasco Da Gama vs SuperSport United
Kaizer Chiefs vs Polokwane City
Jomo Cosmos vs United FC
Tembu Royals vs Maritzburg United
African Warriors vs Maluti FET College

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