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Will It Be Matsatsantsa Defending The Title Or New Winners To Emerge In MTN8?

All Eight Teams Fired Up In MTN8

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 10, 2018 07:04 PM

The stage is set for eight of the Premier Soccer League’s top teams to compete for the top prize in this year’s MTN8 competition.

The ultimate prize in a whopping R8000 000 in prize money in a winner takes all basis. The PSL has confirmed the fixtures for this year’s MTN8 quarter-finals, with the matches set to take begin this Saturday.

Read: Chirambadare Finally Signs Deal After Chiefs Exit

To get this round of the competition underway, Mamelodi Sundowns will host Golden Arrows at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday at 15h00.

The match will be followed by that of Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at FNB Stadium at 18h00.

At the Orlando Stadium later in the evening from 20h30, Orlando Pirates will renew their rivalry with SuperSport United in one of the eagerly awaited matches of the quarter-finals. 

The last match of the quarter-finals will be at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday where Maritzburg United will host last year’s finalist in Cape Town City.

A former champion of the competition Tintswalo Tshabalala, who played an influential role for Platinum Stars when they beat Orlando Pirates 3-1 on penalties in the 2013 Final to lift their first ever MTN8 trophy, believes that Sundowns is a team to watch in this year’s instalment of the competition.

“All I can say to all the teams in the competition is that if you are not united as a group the chances of you winning the cup will be very slim. There is no way that you will win. You can have all the best players in your team, but if you are not united you won’t win. Coaches will have to play a very big role in making sure that unity is there among their teams,” said Tshabalala.

“From having watched some of the matches so far, I see that Sundowns is still playing with their style that we know them for. Their structure is still the same and they haven’t changed much. For me, Sundowns is the team to watch out for. As for the rest of the teams, I won’t lie to you…you also can see when watching football that there isn’t much to write home about on them,” added the former midfielder.

Read: PSL And African Interest In Bucs Defender 

Scorpion, as Tshabalala is known in football circles, has pointed out that the Pirates and SuperSport match does have the potential to be one of the entertaining quarter-final encounters.

“It’s going to be interesting but I don’t think it’s going to be a great game that you can go and say ‘wow’ about,” concluded the 35-year-old. 


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Line's Man... Aug 11, 2018 09:23 AM
" UBUNTU - BOTHO "
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agebeda Aug 11, 2018 08:34 AM
khosi will lift this 1
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@swazipeterd Aug 11, 2018 08:25 AM
my favourite bucs are not promising, the way we take things dis days doea not give me hope for now...we had a very very bad start, despite the gear we ended last season in may...maybe there ar many new guys angazi bt im not happy guys...
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musah005 Aug 11, 2018 07:21 AM
I don't see SSU lifting any silverware under their current coach but I'm quite sure they will do their usually and beat the hell out of the ghosts
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dellah Aug 11, 2018 07:09 AM
The trophy is already painted yellow, it belongs to Chloorkop. Umoya wam uyavuma
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Aug 11, 2018 07:09 AM
In Pirates I believe.... Supersport can bring their holy water from Moria all they want but it won't work & they will end up drinking it
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justice tau Aug 11, 2018 04:31 AM
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Matayitayi Aug 11, 2018 12:00 AM
Pitso bring it to Dr Motsepe
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# One man Skippa Aug 10, 2018 10:28 PM
Kwaze kwamnandi ukukhuluma, maybe people didn't notice Maritzburg and free state are still there and this is not Maize or Shell cup. Maybe I should remind u that Memella is still around.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Aug 10, 2018 10:06 PM
It will be a cold day in hell should Chiefs fail to win the Mtn8 ......we are the record winners after all and this year is our year#believe it or not
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Sucker Punch The Legend Aug 10, 2018 09:26 PM
SSU will be knocked out by Rats. Chiefs all the way to clinch this. Not open for discussion editor and BloCOWs
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LeCowhlohlo Aug 10, 2018 08:59 PM
Sundowns and Mtn 8 it is written on the wall that they are not related, if you want to talk about bucs, talk about operation teka inkwaso.
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Mtwesi Aug 10, 2018 08:57 PM
We will win this cup ,watch the space and we will take it to Sundowns
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Schakos Aug 10, 2018 08:26 PM
I would love to see my team lifting this one,it's been long .Not taking anything away from the other teams who will be coming all out to compete
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Vhivha Aug 10, 2018 08:19 PM
@SL_hated_donkey There is team in the entire PSL that is close to chiefs record when it comes to Cup Competition. MTN8 is ours Player of the competition none other than Andriamirado AndrianaRiManana!!
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Schakos Aug 10, 2018 08:18 PM
We can only hope as there are no guarantees in this game.
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Bucsfever16 Aug 10, 2018 08:13 PM
@Vhivha : The vehicle belongs to the sponsors of the competition which is MTN in case you didn't know and yellow is their colour...don't fool yourself wena zebrish...
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SL_hated_donkey Aug 10, 2018 08:01 PM
I went through more than 20 000 comments from Chiefs' fans for the past 3 years stating that the cup is theirs but guess what....none of them was true.
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Madredz Aug 10, 2018 07:51 PM
Orlando Pirates will be new MTN champs.
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SL_hated_donkey Aug 10, 2018 07:47 PM
@Vhivha You know very well that you're lying to yourself.I mean how could FAU win this cup with a CVless coach defending with 5 players but still concedes 3 goals...

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