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