The Telkom Knockout this year has really shown us what cup football is all about.
All three of the league’s new teams featured in the quarterfinals this weekend, with the clash between Baroka and Cape Town City FC the most entertaining.
Seven goals were scored in that match in Polokwane where it was two-all in the 90th minute.
The City Boys scored what looked like a late winner only for Baroka to equalise again and send the tie into extra time.
In the end Sibusiso Masina’s 115th-minute goal decided the tie in favour of the Cape side, who progress to their second semifinal of the season.
And they have a fantastic chance of going one
better now after being drawn against Free State Stars in the last four.
Make no mistake though, Ea La Koto are going to be a tough nut to crack.
They knocked out Wits and then the mighty Amakhosi to get here.
The win over Chiefs on Sunday was one of the upsets of the tournament and trust me, it will give them plenty of confidence.
That said, they must come to Cape Town so hopefully that gives Eric Tinkler’s manne the upper hand.
The other semifinal is going to be too spicy, SuperSport United hosting Orlando Pirates in a repeat of the Nelspruit massacre.
Matsatsantsa knocked out defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and will want to go all the way to the showpiece.
Can they do it again against Pirates?
I doubt we will see a repeat of that 6-1 hiding and the Buccaneers will probably give it everything they have got to avoid losing again.
But maybe, just maybe, if they move the match to Nelspruit and pray for rain, SuperSport will sink the Pirates ship again