The new season is now underway after last night’s opening MTN8 match between Golden Arrows and Bidvest Wits, and, ahead of today’s games, we take a look at the previous winners of the competition since its inception in 2008.
Click through the images above or see our list below to see which team has won every edition of the MTN8 under its current name.
The MTN8 was first contested in 2008, after it was rebranded from the SAA 8 (2003-2007), which was also a rebranding of the BP Top 8 Cup (1972-2002). Reigning champions Bidvest Wits lifted the trophy for the first time in their history in 2016, following Ajax Cape Town, who also won it just once in 2015.
Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates share the record for the most wins in the competition, with two titles each, while the Tshwane-based teams, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United have never won the tournament under its current name.
Other teams with one win each are Golden Arrows, Moroka Swallows and Platinum Stars.
These are all of the MTN8 champions since 2008:
2016: Bidvest Wits
2015: Ajax Cape Town
2014: Kaizer Chiefs
2013: Platinum Stars
2012: Moroka Swallows
2011: Orlando Pirates
2010: Orlando Pirates
2009: Golden Arrows
2008: Kaizer Chiefs