MTN8 2016 / 2017 Season Launch
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:07
The 2016/17 edition of the MTN8 Cup will kick off on Friday, 26 August 2016 with the 2015/16 Premier Soccer League top eight finishers all fighting it out for one of the most lucrative cup competitions on the African continent, with the winning team set to pocket R8 million.
Orlando Pirates will face off against neighbours Bidvest Wits on Saturday 27 August 2016 at the Bidvest Stadium kick-off at 20h15. Tickets for this encounter and all MTN8 matches this season are exclusively available at TicketPro outlets.
Representing Orlando Pirates Football Club at the glitzy launch in Johannesburg was Club Captain, Oupa Manyisa who made his team’s intentions clear which are firstly to win over Bidvest Wits and secondly endeavour to win the MTN8 Cup.
Oupa Manyisa said; “Playing Bidvest Wits is like a formality for us because we have played Bidvest Wits for the past two seasons in the MTN8 so this is like a formality but what is key for us it to just go out there and do our job because this is our 80th anniversary season, therefore we want to create history by winning trophies this season”.
“No we are not under pressure but the fact that we did not win any trophies last season is on the back of our minds and we want to remedy that scenario this season for the Club and for our supporters, concluded Manyisa
MTN8 prize Money Breakdown:
R 8 million - MTN8 Champions
R 800 000 - 7 Participating Teams
MTN8 tournament Dates:
26-28 August (Quarter finals)
10-11 September (Semi-finals 1st leg)
17-18 September (Semi-finals 2nd leg)
1 October (Final)
2016 MTN8 Quarterfinals fixtures
Friday 26 August – Cape Town City FC vs Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium, 20h00
Saturday 27 August – Platinum Stars vs Chippa United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium, 15h00
Saturday 27 August – Bidvest Wits vs Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Stadium 20h15
Sunday 28 August – Mamelodi Sundowns vs SuperSport United, Loftus Stadium, 15h00