SuperSport's record on the line

Nedbank Cup

Since the rise of Pretoria City to the National Soccer League in 1990, the club has featured every year in South Africa’s FA Cup, but have only ever been ousted by topflight sides.

They will fancy continuing that run against Swallows, a club in free-fall who currently lie bottom of the National First Division and having lost eight of their last nine games.

The last victory for Swallows was in the Nedbank Cup preliminary round in mid-December when they beat FC Cape Town 4-0.

In the previous decade, SuperSport have been knocked out of the Nedbank Cup competition by Kaizer Chiefs (four times), Platinum Stars, Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Free State Stars and Ajax Cape Town.

And before that they only ever lost to teams from the topflight as well, creating a remarkable piece of history they will be desperate to maintain.

Among the other leading sides in the country, Kaizer Chiefs have been surprisingly regular losers to lower league sides in recent years, while Orlando Pirates were famously beaten 4-1 by third-tier Maluti FET College in the 2013 Nedbank Cup.

Mamelodi Sundowns last lost to lower league opposition when they were ousted from the Absa Cup by then second-tier Bloemfontein Celtic in the quarterfinals in 2003.