Wits drawn against Chiefs in cup
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South African FA Cup title holders Wits University were drawn against Kaizer Chiefs today in the most attractive second round tie. Unfashionable Wits lifted the trophy for the first time in 32 seasons last year by defeating AmaZulu 3-0.

The 'Clever Boys' began their defence by defeating fellow Premiership outfit Santos 1-0 while record 12-time Cup winners Chiefs struggled to overcome second division Nathi Lions 3-2 after extra time in Indian Ocean city Durban.

League leaders Orlando Pirates appear the team to beat as they chase a double and will follow up a 1-0 Cup victory over fellow title contenders Mamelodi Sundowns by visiting second division United FC.

At least one non-Premiership club is guaranteed a quarter-finals place as third-tier BTX Liverpool from central town Welkom drew second division outfit Black Leopards.

South Africa boasts the richest FA Cup competition on the continent with a national bank offering a $2.8m prize kitty that includes 870,000 for the winners of the 14 May final.

Last-16 draw:

United FC v Orlando Pirates

Wits University (holders) v Kaizer Chiefs

AmaZulu v Carara Kicks

Platinum Stars v Vasco da Gama

Free State Stars v SuperSport Utd

Baroka v Moroka Swallows

Witbank Spurs v Mpumalanga Black Aces

BTX Liverpool v Black Leopards