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PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend!

PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend! The new domestic season officially got underway this past weekend.

PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend! The new domestic season officially got underway this past weekend.

The MTN 8 got the 2021/2022 local season up and running on Saturday afternoon. The top 8 quarterfinals are the traditional curtain raiser in South African football.

The 2020/2021 season only finished on the 5th of June 2021. Fast forward to August 2021, and we’re already resuming with the latest instalment of local football.

Golden Arrows and SuperSport United started off proceedings at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend!

It was Abafana Bes’thende who made past the first quarterfinal. Golden Arrows defeat SuperSport United 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 2-2.

The hosts Golden Arrows took the lead through a Knox Mutizwa penalty. Teboho Mokoena was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box.

Mutizwa slotted the ball past Ronwen Williams. Mokoena redeemed himself after he assisted Zambian forward Gampani Lungu for the equaliser.

Matsatsantsa took the lead through a neat Iqraam Rayners finish in extra time. However, Michael Gumede scored in the 188th minute to send the game to penalties where Arrows won the game.

The second quarterfinal saw reigning champions Orlando Pirates host Swallows FC. It was the visitors who won the game 2-1 after 90 minutes.

PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend!

Striker Ruzaigh Gamaldien scored a lovely brace in the first half to help his team qualify. Midfielder Kabelo Dlamini pulled one goal back from the penalty spot, but the hosts couldn’t engineer an equaliser as they crash out at the quarterfinal stages.

The third quarterfinal saw Mamelodi Sundowns host Kaizer Chiefs. The Brazilians won the game 2-1 on penalties after a 2-all draw.

Sundowns took a 2-goal lead in the first 20 minutes through Peter Shalulile and Themba Zwane. These were their top 2 goal scorers last season as well.

PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend!

Kaizer Chiefs pulled a goal back through Bernard Parker. Substitute Keagan Dolly assisted Khama Billiat for the equaliser in the second half.

The game went to penalties where Sundowns won a relatively tight affair.

The last quarterfinal saw AmaZulu host Cape Town City. They Cityzens win the game 2-1 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Terrence Mashego gave the visitors an early lead after a marauding run into the box to score a solo goal. AmaZulu equalised through Lehlohonolo Majoro in the second half.

PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend!

Mduduzi Mdanstane scored a late winner for Cape Town City to seal passage into the last 4.

This is how the MTN 8 semi-finals look like:

  • Golden Arrows vs. Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Cape Town City vs. Swallows FC.

Venues, dates, and times are yet to be confirmed for these fixtures. PSL Football Kicked Off with MTN 8 This Weekend!

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