The 2015/16 Nedbank Cup final takes place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday.
SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates will meet for the right to claim South Africa’s biggest and most prestigious cup competition.
PSL.co.za looks at some of the numbers ahead of the final.
2 – Both finalist have keep two clean sheets thus far in the 2015/16 competition. The Buccaneers blanked out two of the country’s biggest teams to date, Kaizer Chiefs in the opening round and Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarter-finals. Matsatsantsa, meanwhile, had a clean sheet against Baroka FC in their semi-final and also when they beat Moroka Swallows in the last 32.
3 – New Zealand international Jeremy Brockie of SuperSport is their leading scorer in the competition with three goals. Pirates’ Luvuyo Memela has also netted a trio of goals.
3 – This also represents the number of goals conceded by Pirates so far in this season’s competition. They have the best defence from the two teams and the best overall.
4 – SuperSport have shipped four goals to date. Three of those goals came in one game when they claimed a penalty shoot-out win over University of Pretoria in the last 16.
5 – The number of goals scored by the competition’s top scorer, Tendai Ndoro. The Zimbabwean has been in splendid for Pirates, with his tally including twin braces as well as another starring role in the quarter-final win over Sundowns. Daine Klate of Bidvest Wits is the next best scorer with four goals.
5 – This will be the fifth time SuperSport appear in the final. Their last visit to the showpiece game was in 2012/13 where they fell to Chiefs.
8 – SuperSport have netted eight times on their way to reaching the decider.
11 – Pirates have scored 11 goals on their way to reaching the final. Four of those came in the 4-2 semi-final win over Free State Stars. With 10 goals, Mpumalanga Black Aces are the second highest scorers. Most of those came in a 7-0 scoreline against amateurs United Rovers FC in the opening round.
11 – This is also the number of Nedbank Cup titles won between the last remaining sides in the draw. Pirates has eight of those wins, while SuperSport have claimed SA’s biggest cup title three times.
16 – Soweto giants Pirates will be appearing in their 16th final. Only rivals Chiefs (18) have had more appearances in the deciding game.
89 – The competition has not been short of goals this season with a splendid return this season. The most did come in that Aces win over Rovers FC.
2014 – The last time that either Pirates or SuperSport won the competition. Pirates beat Bidvest Wits 3-1 to take the title two seasons ago.