The 2020/2021 PSL campaign got underway this weekend with the MTN8 quarterfinals taking place over Saturday and Sunday.
SuperSport United saw off a late fightback by newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on Saturday afternoon before Orlando Pirates overcame a 10-men Cape Town City side with a slender 1-0 victory.
Kaizer Chiefs produced a brilliant come-from-behind victory over Maritzburg United on Saturday afternoon at the FNB Stadium while Bloemfontein Celtic pulled off an epic upset by sending Mamelodi Sundowns crashing out at the first hurdle.
MTN8 quarter-final highlights
SuperSport United 3 – 2 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila
Three early goals by Bradley Grobler, Iqraam Rayners and Ghampani Lungu set SuperSport United off to the perfect start in their MTN8 clash however a stunning brace by Mogakolodi Ngele resulted in a tense finish to the game. Matsatsantsa were ultimately able to see the game off and come away with the victory to book their place in the semi-finals.
Orlando Pirates 1 – 0 Cape Town City
Orlando Pirates’ new signing Terrence Dzvukamanja celebrated his debut with the solitary goal in a scrappy 1 – 0 victory over Cape Town City to book the Buccaneers a spot in the MTN8 semi-finals.
Kaizer Chiefs 2 – 1 Maritzburg United
Thabiso Kutumela’s early strike left Kaizer Chiefs with a mountain to climb however Yagan Sasman grabbed two quick goals in the second half to hand Gavin Hunt a debut victory at the FNB Stadium and a spot in the MTN8 semi-finals.
Mamelodi Sundowns 0 – 1 Bloemfontein Celtic
The new era in Chloorkop started on a disastrous note for Mamelodi Sundowns as they suffered a shock 1-0 loss at the hands of Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. Victor Letsoalo’s header was enough to book John Maduka’s men a place in the MTN8 semi-finals.
MTN8 semi-final draw
Orlando Pirates were drawn against their fellow Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 semi-finals. The two DStv Premiership Soweto derbies for the upcoming season were only scheduled to take place in 2021 however the MTN8 draw now means the two-legged derby is likely to take place behind closed doors while SuperSport United host Bloemfontein Celtic.
Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs
SuperSport United vs Bloemontein Celtic
PSL media officer and draw master Luxolo September confirmed that the MTN8 semi-final first-leg will take place at the end of October while the second-leg is scheduled for the first week of November.