Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The MTN top 8 began on Saturday with the game between defending champions Supersport United and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) at Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo.
The Tshwane side managed to knock TTM 3-2 courtesy of Bradley Grobler, Iqraam Rayners and Ghampani Lungu all in the first half. The Limpopo side started first official game in the Premier Soccer League after it bought Bidvest Wits on a sad note. The United did not have it easy, TTM fought back and through the Botswana national Mogakolodi Ngele.
Ngele scored two goals of the TTM which were not enough to get to next stage of the tournament.
Meanwhile, in Soweto, Orlando Pirates defeated Cape Town City (CTC) 1-0 through Terrence Dzvukamanja in the 23th minutes at the Orlando Stadium to reach the semi-finals.
The Capetonians did not have it easy as they were 1 man down after Fagrie Lakay was red carded for a dangerous tackle on The Buccaneers’ Wayde Jooste.
Tonight’s games were the first to kick start the 2020/21 MTN 8 quarter finals and with no supporters at the stadiums due to Covid-19 regulations.
On Sunday, Kaizer Chiefs will be playing against Maritzburg United at the FNB stadium at 15:00 while Mamelodi Sundowns will be welcoming Bloemfontein Celtic to Pretoria at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium at 18:00.