SuperSport have been drawn against the winner of the rescheduled Tembu Royals vs Maritzburg United last 16 fixture.
The match will be played on March 22 at Mthatha Stadium, kick-off at 20h00.
“They’re two very different teams but I think they can be as difficult as each other. This cup has shown over the years how the lower [league] teams perform – you can never take them lightly,” Grobler says.
“We know Maritzburg well and we’ve always had tough games against them. We know it’s not going to be easy. It’s a cup game and at the end of the day you need to go through every one to win.”
With SuperSport overcoming Cape side Vasco da Gama 2-1 in their last 16 encounter, Grobler is confident that Matsatsantsa have what it takes to defend their title despite their hectic fixture schedule, which includes a Confederation Cup match at home against Petro Atletico on April 5-7.
“We’ve got a good squad. We’ve got a lot of games coming up at the moment – Confed, Nedbank Cup and the League – but I think we’ve got a good team with a lot of depth. I think that’s going to help us to get through this.
“And yeah, we want to win this cup. This trophy belongs to SuperSport – we want to keep it,” the Benoni-born striker adds.
Despite not having home ground advantage for the quarter-final, Grobler rates his team’s chances.
“Funny enough the coach [Gavin Hunt] said to me the other day that SuperSport have always travelled better than when at home. I think in South Africa it doesn’t make too much of a difference, when you play away in Europe you get full stadiums and it makes a big difference – not so much in SA.
“We’ve got to go there, it’s not easy but we can go there and win.”