AmaZulu will go in search of their first Nedbank Cup title as they take on DStv Premiership rivals Orlando Pirates in the round of 32 at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday, February 6.
Kick-off is at 3pm CAT (SA, GMT+2)
Usuthu enjoyed a handful of deep runs in the early years of the competition in its current format, with their best showing coming in 2010 when they reached the final before losing 3-0 to Bidvest Wits.
The Durban-based club also appeared in the semi-finals on two occasions in 2008 and 2012, while they made it to the quarter-finals in 2011.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers are bidding to lift the trophy for the first time since 2014 and their third triumph overall.
Pirates’ maiden success came in 2011 with a 3-1 victory over Black Leopards in the final. Three years later they went all the way again by beating Wits 3-1 at the last hurdle.
The Soweto giants were runners-up in 2016 and 2017 as SuperSport United got the better of them each time.
This will be the third meeting between the two teams during the current campaign. They have already locked horns twice in the league, with Bucs winning 2-1 on December 23 after the reverse fixture 15 days earlier finished 1-1.