The Telkom Knockout 2019 quarter-final draw was held on Tuesday evening immediately after the last first-round matches were played at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane, East London. Chippa United secured safe passage to join the last eight clubs in the competition after beating Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in a hard-fought battle. Check out the best picks of the 2019 Telkom Knockout draw for the quarter-final matches of the competition below.
Telkom Knockout 2019 Soweto Derby Quarter-Final
The two giants of South African football, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, were drawn together in the last eight. This means that one of the teams will continue their drought for silverware. Both teams have gone over five years without a trophy. The last time Chiefs won a trophy was back in the 2013/2014 season when they lifted the league and cup double title, winning the MTN8 Cup. While the last time the Pirates won a trophy was in the same season, winning the Nedbank Cup.
Pirates vs Chiefs head-to-head history favours the Buccaneers to come out trumps in the tie. The Bucs last met their old rivals in the Carling Black Label Cup, defeating Amakhosi in a 2-0 victory. Chiefs will be buoyed by their recent form, defeating Cape Town City and retaining top position in the Premier Soccer League. Pirates won their match against Stellenbosch and will look resurrect their season.
Full TKO Quarter-finals Draw
SuperSport saw off defending champions Baroka to set up a meeting with Golden Arrows. Matsatsantsa is on a high, reeling from cup triumph in the MTN8 and seeking more silverware. Their neighbours, Mamelodi Sundowns, will face Chippa United in another mouth-watering fixture. United will be wary of the threat that the Brazilians pose, after demolition of Amazulu 5-0. Maritzburg United will meet giant-killers Highlands Park in the last match of the Telkom Knockout 2019 quarter-final draw. The venues, dates, and kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.