Nedbank Cup quater-final line up confirmed

Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are set to clash in the final eight.

Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are set to clash in the final eight of the Nedbank Cup. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - Buccaneers defender Happy Jele has welcomed Orlando Pirates' quarterfinal Nedbank Cup game against Mamelodi Sundowns.

The draw for the last eight teams was conducted today.

Other fixtures see Kaizer Chiefs take on Supersport United, Bidvest Wits are away to Bloemfontein Celtic and African Warriors host Maritzburg United.

Looking ahead to his side's away clash with Sundowns, Jele says the high-profile fixture will make sure the team is not complacent.

"It's a difficult one, a tough one but I'm happy as well as because we play the biggest team. It's going to keep us on our toes. We are going to try and work hard so we can win the game."

Ahead of the clash with Supersport, Kaiser Chiefs midfielder Matthew Rusike says it is up to Matsatsantsa to bring the game to them, because as defending champions, Chiefs have the advantage.

For Supersports' Jabu Mahlangu the game will be an emotional one as he locks horns with the club that made him famous.

Mahlangu made a return to local football during last night's last 16 fixture against Moroka Swallows, and while acknowledging what Chiefs have done for his career striker, Dino Ndlovu believes Mahlangu will be fully focused on doing his best for Supersport.

"I think he is one of the people that will push the guys. Not taking anything bad from him but I don't think he'll go out there to prove a point because at the end of the day he is working for Supersport to beat Kaizer Chiefs. If the coach puts him on the field he is going to do what is expected from him."

The Nedbank Cup quarterfinal draw in full:

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates

Kaizer Chiefs vs Supersport United

African Warriors vs Maritzburg United

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Bidvest Wits

The dates and venues for all the fixtures are yet to be confirmed.