With the Nedbank Cup fixtures revealed, we are in for yet another double header, this time with Orlando Pirates in the last-16 draw.
After facing Highlands Park this month in the league and cup in consecutive fixtures, an identical scenario has been thrown up with the Buccaneers.
Ea Lla Koto welcome the Soweto giants to Orkney in two weeks time to host a Premiership encounter, before taking aim against Kjell Jonevret’s side on the 5th of April, for a spot in the quarter-final stage of the prestigious cup competition.
The two sides last four encounters have proved to be fiercely contested battles, with the Sea Robbers edging two 1-0 results, while Stars also picked up a 1-0 win in 2016 at Goble Park.
Last season, Serame Letsoaka’s side fell at the semi-final stage of this competition to the same opposition and after expressing his desire to go all the way; revenge of the 4-2 loss will no doubt be on the squad’s mind going into next months clash.
Full last 16 draw:
Chippa United v Polokwane City
KwaDukuza United v SuperSport United
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mbombela United
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates
Jomo Cosmos v Bidvest Wits
Baroka v Platinum Stars
Mamelodi Sundowns v Golden Arrows
Acornbush United v Kaizer Chiefs