MTN8: Mamelodi Sundowns to face Bloemfontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs to play Maritzburg United|Goal.com
The main draw is yet to be made by the league however the treatment remains the exact same and teams already understand who they will be dealing with next season
The match-ups for the 2020-21 MTN8 competition were confirmed on Saturday following the completion of the 2019-20 season.
As this has actually remained in the previous season, groups that completed in the top four will enjoy home ground advantage and will be seeded, meaning they will play terms that are finished outside the leading 4.
Mamelodi Sundowns effectively revamped Kaizer Chiefs and won the championship – their 3rd successive league title and their 10th since the inception of the PSL.
The Brazilians will play Bloemfontein Celtic who ended up eighth on the log.
Kaizer Chiefs ended up second behind the Tshwane giants and will therefore play Maritzburg United, who completed seventh on the PSL log.
Orlando Pirates did one of the most they might considering that the arrival of Josef Zinnbauer in December 2019 by ending up 3rd and getting approved for the Caf Confederation Cup.
They will then get to face Cape Town City who completed sixth on the log after the hard project they had.
The Citizens were crossed out by many following the sacking of Benni McCarthy in 2019 but Jan Olde Riekerink saved the project and ended up in a respectable despite the criticism from numerous football fans in South Africa.
Lastly, Bidvest Wits protected the 4th spot however they will not exist beyond the current season after selling their PSL status to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) owner Masala Mulaudzi.
This means TTM will project in the MTN8 in their very first season in the top-flight and they will face SuperSport United.
With the 2020-21 season pencilled to begin on the weekend of the October 9-10, it is expected that the season will get underway with the MTN8 taking the centre stage.
The main draw for the MTN8 and the launch is anticipated to take place a long time this month while the dates and locations will be released at a later phase.
The MTN8 remains South Africa’s wealthiest Cup competitors as ultimate winners pocket R8 million reward cash.
Chiefs remain the only group to win it 15 times, a record that’s yet to be matched by any group in the history of South African football.