MTN 8

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MTN 8
New MTN8 Logo.png
Founded1972
RegionFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Number of teams8
Current champions Orlando Pirates (11th title)
Most successful club(s) Kaizer Chiefs (15 titles)
Television broadcasters
MottoWafa Wafa (Do or Die)
Soccerball current event.svg 2022 MTN 8

MTN 8 is the current branding for a South African soccer cup competition launched in 1972 for teams who finished in the top 8 positions of the league table of the country's preceding top-flight league (currently the DStv Premiership) season.

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The winners receive R 8 million and the competition's trophy, which is one of the three domestic trophies attainable by its competitors each soccer season, with the other two being the top-flight league title and the country's premier knock-out competition, the Nedbank Cup.

Like the EFL Cup in England, the competition name bears its title title sponsor; from its launch until 2002, it was known as the BP Top 8 and as the SAA Supa 8 until 2008.

Format

Since the competition features 8 teams, the first round, also known as the quarter finals, has the following format:

The second round, or the semi-finals, are played over two legs.

Prize money

As of 2020, the prize money is as follows: [1]

AmountPayable to
R 8 000 0001 MTN 8 Champions
R 800 0007 Participating Teams
R13 600 000Total Payout

Winners

The previous winners of the competition are as follows:

As BP Top 8 (1972–2002)

As SAA Super 8 (2003–2007)

As MTN 8 (2008–present)

Results by team

Results by team
ClubWinsFirst final wonLast final won
Kaizer Chiefs 151974 2014
Orlando Pirates 111972 2022
Mamelodi Sundowns 41988 2021
Moroka Swallows 31975 2012
Bidvest Wits 31984 2016
Supersport United 32004 2019
Arcadia Shepherds 119861986
Santos 120022002
Jomo Cosmos 120032003
Witbank Black Aces 119801980
Bloemfontein Celtic 120052005
Golden Arrows 1 2009 2009
Platinum Stars 1 2013 2013
Ajax Cape Town 1 2015 2015
Cape Town City 1 2018 2018

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References

  1. "MTN8: Prize money, previous winners, fixtures and predictions". The South African. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. "Ajax Cape Town trump Kaizer Chiefs to become MTN8 champions". The Citizen. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. "Ajax stun Chiefs to win MTN8". News 24. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.