The 2023 Wafa Wafa MTN8 Cup promises to be an exciting tournament, featuring 8 top teams in South Africa. With a rich history dating back to its inception in 1972, the tournament has seen a number of past winners etch their names in the record books.
Fans can look forward to a host of thrilling fixtures, as the teams battle it out for the coveted title. In this article, we’ll take a look at the participating teams, the fixtures, and the dates for this year’s tournament, as well as some of the past winners who have left their mark on the competition.
The eight MTN8 candidates have already been announced, and the campaign for this year is likely to be thrilling.
The Premier Soccer League season begins on Friday, August 4, while the MTN8 season begins the following weekend, with the four quarterfinals scheduled for the weekends of August 12 and 13.
What is the MTN8 tournament?
The MTN8 tournament is a South African football competition that features the top eight teams from the previous Premier Soccer League season.
The football season begins with this eagerly anticipated competition, which offers fans thrilling games and heated rivalries. The competition, which is sponsored by telecommunications behemoth MTN, has grown in popularity as a staple on the football calendar in South Africa.
Teams that placed in the top half of the PSL standings the previous season are chosen to compete. Usually, the PSL games don’t start until after the MTN8 quarterfinal matches have been completed.
When it first began in 1972, this tournament was known as the BP Top8, then the SAA Supa 8 due to changes in the title sponsor, and since 2008, it has been known as the MTN8.
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Orlando Pirates are the MTN8 defending champions after winning it last season during Jose Roveiro’s debut season in South Africa.
The Buccaneers, who won this competition for the first time in 1972 upon its establishment, claimed their 11th MTN8 championship.
With 15 championships won since they first won it in 1974, the Chiefs are still the most successful team in this sport.
However, Amakhosi has not raised the MTN8 since 2014.
With four victories, Sundowns is the team with the third-most championships, behind Swallows and SuperSport who have each won it three times.