Telkom Charity Cup

The Telkom Charity Cup was a South African football (soccer) annual, one-day tournament for Premier Soccer League clubs. It was usually held in early August, as the season opening event. It was traditionally played at South Africa's premier football venue, Soccer City.

Telkom Charity Cup
RegionSouth Africa
Number of teams4
Current championsKaizer Chiefs 11th
Most successful club(s)Kaizer Chiefs 11 titles
Television broadcastersSuperSport, SABC
MottoIt's your call
2010 Telkom Charity Cup

The qualifying criteria were unique: The public would vote by telephone for their favourite football team to participate. The four clubs with the most votes qualified for the tournament. The aim of the tournament was to raise money for charity through the votes and gate fees.

The four clubs selected to participate are drawn into two semi-finals, played one after the other. The two winning clubs then play in a final, later that evening.

The most successful coach in the competition has been Ted Dumitru, who recorded four wins.[1]

In April 2011, the PSL announced that the tournament would be removed from the football calendar.[2] Irvin Khoza, the PSL Chairman said the competition had "outlived its usefulness".


Former Telkom Charity Cup logo
Year Host Winner Winning Coach
Iwisa Maize Meal Soccer Spectacular
1986 Ellis Park Kaizer Chiefs Ted Dumitru
1987 Ellis Park Kaizer Chiefs Ted Dumitru
1988 Ellis Park Kaizer Chiefs Ted Dumitru
1989 Ellis Park Kaizer Chiefs Jeff Butler
1990 Soccer City Kaizer Chiefs Augusto Palacios
1991 Soccer City Mamelodi Sundowns Stanley Tshabalala
1992 Soccer City Moroka Swallows Eddie Lewis
1993 Soccer City Orlando Pirates Geoff Hudson
1994 Soccer City Kaizer Chiefs Philippe Troussier
1995 Soccer City Orlando Pirates Mike Makaab
1996 Soccer City Kaizer Chiefs Jeff Butler
1997 Soccer City Orlando Pirates Ronald Mkhandawire
1998 Soccer City Kaizer Chiefs Paul Dolezar
Charity Spectacular
1999 Soccer City Orlando Pirates Viktor Bondarenko
2000 Soccer City Mamelodi Sundowns Neil Tovey
2001 Soccer City Orlando Pirates Augusto Palacios
2002 Soccer City Kaizer Chiefs Muhsin Ertugral
2003 Soccer City Kaizer Chiefs Ted Dumitru
2004 Soccer City Mamelodi Sundowns Paul Dolezar
2005 Soccer City Mamelodi Sundowns Ángel Cappa
2006 Soccer City Mamelodi Sundowns Neil Tovey
Telkom Charity Cup
2007 Mmabatho Stadium Bloemfontein Celtic Khabo Zondo
2008 Mmabatho Stadium Orlando Pirates Ruud Krol
2009 Royal Bafokeng Stadium Orlando Pirates Ruud Krol
2010 Soccer City Kaizer Chiefs Vladimir Vermezović

Source: [1]


  1. ^ "Telkom Charity Cup Records". (official website). Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  2. ^ Mzaca, Lelo. "Telkom Charity Cup axed". Eyewitness News. Retrieved 8 April 2011.

External linksEdit