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Acornbush United CEO Michael Sias eyeing R1 million Nedbank Cup quarter-final berth

Posted: 16 March 2017 Time: 10:57

Acornbush United CEO Michael Sias says he is more worried about making it to the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup than which team they will draw in the last-16 tonight.

The Mpumalanga ABC Motsepe League side produced the shock of the season so far when they knocked out joint-Premiership leaders Cape Town City in the last-32.

REPORT: Acornbush shock Cape Town City

Some of the teams Thami Ngubane's men can now face in the second round are holders SuperSport United, as well as previous champions Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits.

"I'm bit nervous. I'm waiting for the last 16 draw,” An excited Sias tells

"I just want a home game, any opposition is fine. Our aim is to get into the last eight because we can get at least a million [rand in prize money].

“Such money will help us a lot in terms of running the club and for things such as accommodations. Anything after that will be a bonus."

Sias says although a home game will help them a lot when it comes to gate takings, the problem comes with the rules that are set by the PSL when it comes to capacity at their home ground of Kabokweni Stadium.

"The stadium is a 10,000 seater but PSL rates it as a 5,000 seater, so on match day they want us to accommodate only 3000 fans, but I don't think they will allow us to play there if it’s [Kaizer] Chiefs."

The draw for the Nedbank Cup last 16 will be held in Randburg tonight at 19h30pm.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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