2017 Nedbank Cup Final Preview : SuperSport v Pirates

SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates

Saturday, 24 June 2017
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, 15h00

SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates will meet in the Nedbank Cup final for the second successive year when they clash at Moses Mabhida Stadium on 24 June 2017, kick-off at 20h15.

SuperSport, the defending champions and four-time winners of this competition, have overcome Royal Eagles, KwaDukuza United, Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United to reach this season-ending finale. Pirates, who last won the Nedbank Cup in 2014 (their eighth title in the competition), have beaten EC Bees, Free State Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows en route to the showpiece match.

While SuperSport will be hoping to give Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter a great send off by winning the Nedbank Cup (which would be a record third success for him, having also won the competition in 2013 with Kaizer Chiefs and last year with United), Pirates will be eyeing revenge against a team which they have failed to beat in six matches across the last two seasons. Matsatsantsa not only beat the Buccaneers 3-2 in last year’s Nedbank Cup final, they also handed Pirates a club-record 6-1 defeat in a league match back in November 2016 and beat them 1-0 later the same month in the semifinal of the Telkom Knockout.

The teams have met in no less than 20 cup matches, with Pirates claiming nine outright wins (plus two by penalties) compared to six (plus two by penalties) for United. Yet it is the Tshwane team who have dominated of late, winning the teams’ last four cup meetings. Across all competitions, 72 matches between these teams have produced 31 wins for the Buccaneers, 23 for Matsatsantsa and 18 draws. The teams’ most recent meeting was a league clash in early March in Soweto which ended 1-1, with Thembinkosi Lorch and Thabo Mnyamane scoring for Pirates and SuperSport respectively.

Head-to-Head (since 1990)  


Season Cup Result Scorers

1996/97 Bob Save 1st round Pirates 1-1* SuperSport Zondi (og); Lupiya
1997/98 Rothmans 1st rd, 1st leg Pirates 1-0 SuperSport Ngobe
1997/98 Rothmans 1st rd, 2nd leg SuperSport 0-1 Pirates Ramokadi
1997/98 Bob Save quarterfinal Pirates 3-0 SuperSport Silent, Opara, Lekolea
1998/99 Bob Save 2nd round SuperSport 0-0** Pirates
2001/02 BP Top 8 quarterfinal Pirates 4-3 SuperSport Lebese, Vilakazi 2, Sapula; Seopa 2, Tembo
2006/07 SAA Supa8 quarterfinal SuperSport 1-1**Pirates Tsabedze; Vilakazi
2007/08 SAA Supa8 semifinal Pirates 2-1 SuperSport Makhanya, Kamwendo; Mashego
2008/09 MTN8 quarterfinal Pirates 1-2 SuperSport Kanono; Tefera, Laffor
2008/09 Nedbank Cup 1st round Pirates 2-0 SuperSport Mashego, Modise
2010/11 Telkom KO quarterfinal SuperSport 0-3 Pirates Lekgwathi, Mahamutsa, Msowoya
2012/13 MTN8 semifinal, 1st leg SuperSport 0-0 Pirates
2012/13 MTN8 semifinal, 2nd leg Pirates 0-3 SuperSport Hartog, Mulenga, Khenyeza
2013/14 MTN8 quarterfinal Pirates 2-2* SuperSport Bacela 2; Matlaba (og),Gabonamong
2013/14 Telkom KO semifinal SuperSport 1-2 Pirates Niang; Manyisa, Jali
2014/15 MTN8 quarterfinal Pirates 2-1 SuperSport Klate, Erasmus; Mathebula
2014/15 Telkom KO semifinal Pirates 0-2 SuperSport Manyama, Wome
2014/15 Nedbank Cup last 16 SuperSport 1-0 Pirates Brockie
2015/16 Nedbank Cup final SuperSport 3-2 Pirates Brockie, Grobler, Boxall; Memela, Daniels (og)
2016/17 Telkom KO semifinal SuperSport 1-0 Pirates Mnyamane

*Pirates won on penalties
**SuperSport won on penalties  

Season Result Scorers

2012/13 SuperSport 0-0 Pirates
2012/13 Pirates 1-0 SuperSport Manyisa
2013/14 Pirates 1-2 SuperSport Jele; Niang, Ndlovu
2013/14 SuperSport 1-0 Pirates Grobler
2014/15 SuperSport 1-2 Pirates Phala; Sarr, Myeni
2014/15 Pirates 4-1 SuperSport M. Masuku 2, Erasmus, Myeni; Phala
2015/16 SuperSport 1-0 Pirates Boxall
2015/16 Pirates 2-2 SuperSport Myeni, Makola; Grobler, Farmer
2016/17 SuperSport 6-1 Pirates Letsholonyane, Boxall 2, Phala, Grobler, Brockie (pen); Ndoro
2016/17 Pirates 1-1 SuperSport Lorch; Mnyamane


P W D L GF GA SuperSport 20 6 5 9 22 27 Pirates 20 9 5 6 27 22

OVERALL RECORD (all competitions)

P W D L GF GA SuperSport 72 23 18 31 76 96 Pirates 72 31 18 23 96 76

Published: 06/23/2017