The MTN 8 is a South African football (soccer) cup competition, featuring the top 8 clubs at the close of the previous DStv Premiership season. This competition is one of the longest-standing knockout cup competitions in South Africa, first being contested in 1972. The winner receives R8 million.

MTN 8
MTN8 logo.svg
Founded1972
Region South Africa
Number of teams8
Current championsOrlando Pirates (10th title)
Most successful club(s)Kaizer Chiefs
(15 titles)
MottoWafa Wafa (do or die)
Websitewww.mtn.co.za
2020 MTN 8

The first round is structured such that the team at the top of the previous season's table plays the team that finished eighth; second place plays seventh; third plays sixth and fourth plays fifth. The semifinals are played over two legs.

Cellular giants MTN have sponsored the event since 2008. Before then it was known as BP Top 8 (sponsored by BP) and SAA Supa 8 (sponsored by South African Airways).

Prize moneyEdit

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

Amount Payable to
R 8 000 000 1 MTN 8 Champions
R 800 000 7 Participating Teams
R13 600 000 Total payout

WinnersEdit

BP Top Eight Cup
1972 Orlando Pirates
1973 Orlando Pirates(2)
1974 Kaizer Chiefs
1975 Moroka Swallows
1976 Kaizer Chiefs(2)
1977 Kaizer Chiefs(3)
1978 Orlando Pirates(3)
1979 Moroka Swallows(2)
1980 Witbank Black Aces
1981 Kaizer Chiefs(4)
1982 Kaizer Chiefs(5)
1983 Orlando Pirates(4)
1984 Wits University
1985 Kaizer Chiefs(6)
1986 Arcadia Shepherds
1987 Kaizer Chiefs(7)
1988 Mamelodi Sundowns
1989 Kaizer Chiefs(8)
1990 Mamelodi Sundowns(2)
1991 Kaizer Chiefs(9)
1992 Kaizer Chiefs(10)
1993 Orlando Pirates(5)
1994 Kaizer Chiefs(11)
1995 Wits University(2)
1996 Orlando Pirates(6)
2000 Orlando Pirates(7)
2001 Kaizer Chiefs(12)
2002 Santos
SAA Super Eight Cup
2003 Jomo Cosmos
2004 Supersport United
2005 Bloemfontein Celtic
2006 Kaizer Chiefs(13)
2007 Mamelodi Sundowns(3)
MTN 8 Cup
2008 Kaizer Chiefs(14)
2009 Golden Arrows
2010 Orlando Pirates(8)
2011 Orlando Pirates(9)
2012 Moroka Swallows(2)
2013 Platinum Stars
2014 Kaizer Chiefs(15)
2015 Ajax Cape Town[2][3]
2016 Bidvest Wits(3)
2017 Supersport United(2)
2018 Cape Town City
2019 Supersport United(3)
2020 Orlando Pirates(10)

Results by teamEdit

Results by team
Club Wins First final won Last final won
Kaizer Chiefs 15 1974 2014
Orlando Pirates 10 1972 2020
Moroka Swallows 3 1975 2012
Mamelodi Sundowns 3 1988 2007
Bidvest Wits 3 1984 2016
Supersport United 3 2004 2019
Arcadia Shepherds 1 1986 1986
Santos 1 2002 2002
Jomo Cosmos 1 2003 2003
Witbank Black Aces 1 1980 1980
Bloemfontein Celtic 1 2005 2005
Golden Arrows 1 2009 2009
Platinum Stars 1 2013 2013
Ajax Cape Town 1 2015 2015
Cape Town City 1 2018 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MTN8: Prize money, previous winners, fixtures and predictions". The South African. 2020-10-14. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  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.

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