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Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael hoping Nedbank Cup ties goes ahead with Super Eagles

Posted: 14 February 2018 Time: 16:30

Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael is hopeful their Nedbank Cup last-32 tie with neighbouring Super Eagles does not get postponed again due to bad weather.

The match was rescheduled for 18h00 tonight at Goble Park after heavy showers prevented the game from taking place at the same venue on Saturday.

According to the South Africa Weather Service there is a 60 percent chance of rain in Bethlehem this evening.

"It will be tough again today because all the night it was raining," Eymael told

"So they are trying to drain the pitch, but the problem is they are announcing rain again for the afternoon so I really don't know what will happen if we will play tonight or if we have to play tomorrow morning. It didn't rain Sunday, Monday and yesterday but yesterday night it started to rain, and they announce again the rain today.

"Yes, I've been to the pitch, the pitch is playable now. They've put something you know like a big plastic on the pitch to perhaps protect a bit the pitch from heavy rain. But until now there hasn't been any rain, but the sky is still cloudy so... You know the problem; if it rains here it doesn't rain for five minutes, it rains a lot, so that's a problem. For the rest I don't know exactly what will happen I know what we'll expect really."

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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