Sundowns v Vasco da Gama preview – Nedbank Cup

Sundowns v Vasco da Gama preview - Nedbank Cup

Sundowns stand in Vasco’s way

Vasco da Gama will face the mighty Mamelodi Sundowns in their Nedbank Cup semifinal at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday, 26 April 2015.

Vasco are the last NFD side in the competition. Ajax Cape Town and SuperSport United will battle it out in the other semifinal.

On their way to the Last 4, the Parow Park outfit beat Highlands Park (2-0), Winners Park (3-2 after extra time, away), Maulti FET College (3-0 home) and Black Leopards (3-2 away) to earn a place in the semifinals for the first time in their history.

This will be the first ever cup game between Vasco and Tshwane based Sundowns. The teams have met before though, but it was twice in league competition when the Cape side earned promotion to the top flight for the 2010/11 season.

Sundowns won 1-0 both away and at home to complete a league ‘double’ over Vasco.

To get to the semifinal, Sundowns beat Thanda Royal Zulu (2-0 home), Platinum Stars (3-1 away) and Black Aces (2-0 away).

The game kicks off at 3pm.