The most unexpected final between Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and Chippa United is upon us this weekend with very little separating these two teams who are fighting to avoid relegation at the bottom half of the league log standings.
They overcame heavy the odds on their way to this final that takes place at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein and the winner will be part of significant history as both have never won a major cup final before.
It is also important to note that most of the players from both TTM and Chippa United have never played in a major cup final and this is an opportunity that is likely to happen again for most of them which will make the occasion special.
It is difficult to pick the winner but good match is expected as both teams enjoy playing attractive and attacking football with good individual players.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) vs Chippa United
This match is almost impossible to predict given the fact that there is nothing much that separate them in terms of current form and they are struggling at the bottom half of the log standings.
TTM coach Dylan Kerr, who is working on the team’s revival as they look to move out of the relegation zone, pulled off a stunning league win over Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday and he expects more of the same from the players in the final.
Kerr added that he is faced with a difficult task of picking the squad and the starting line-up for this match and he wants his charges to show the grit and determination like they did when they stunned Amakhosi during the week.
For Chippa United coach Vladislav Herić, he is going to rely on his senior players like Frédéric Nsabiyumva and Thamsanqa Sangweni and Oupa Manyisa, Kurt Lentjies, Anthony Laffor and Nyiko Mobbie who have lifted this tournament before.
The Chilli Boys recently roped in the well-travelled Herić to save the team from relegation and the Serbian has given club owner Siviwe Mpengesi more than he bargained for by leading the team their first-ever cup final.