Wits armed to the teeth for cup final

WITH the return of four influential players, Bidvest Wits director George Mogotsi reckons their 15-year title drought will end at Soccer City on Saturday.

WITH the return of four influential players, Bidvest Wits director George Mogotsi reckons their 15-year title drought will end at Soccer City on Saturday.

The Clever Boys welcome back Calvin Kadi, Tefu Mashamaite, Patrick Phungwayo and Houston Hills from suspension for the Nedbank Cup final against AmaZulu.

Mogotsi said: "It's good that 99,9percent of our players are back after missing the quarterfinal and semifinal matches. We are looking forward to an exciting final."

Wits booked themselves a place in the final after eliminating Free State Stars in Potchefstroom, while Usuthu defeated Mamelodi Sundowns in Durban.

Wits last won a title in the 1995 Coca-Cola Cup when they beat Orlando Pirates.

"AmaZulu are a good side but the title will remain in Gauteng," Mogotsi said.

Vice-captain Mashamaite said: "An added bonus is that the winners will qualify to represent SA at the 2011 African Confederations Cup."

Saturday's winners will pocket R6million. The runners-up will get R2,5million.

Usuthu will be reinforced by the return of Mark van Heerden, but Warren Bishop and Thabo Mabaso will miss the final.

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