JOHANNESBURG, July 26 – The countdown to the 2018/19 MTN8 tournament, fondly referred to as ‘Wafa-Wafa’, is now underway with the Premier Soccer League releasing venues, dates and kick-off times on Thursday.
The MTN8 will start on Saturday, August 11 and three fixtures are scheduled for that day.
The opening fixture of the MTN8 will see last season’s league champions, Mamelodi Sundowns play Lamontville Golden Arrows at Lucas Moripe Stadium (3pm).
Three hours later (6pm), Free State Stars will renew their cup rivalry with Kaizer Chiefs when they travel to FNB Stadium to face the Phefeni Glamour Boys.
That night (8.30pm), defending champions, SuperSport United will be action against former Cup holders Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium.
The last fixture of the MTN8 quarterfinals will be played on Sunday, August 12 at Harry Gwala Stadium where Maritzburg United will host Cape Town City (3pm).
The Harry Gwala Stadium has been a fortress for Maritzburg since last season where the Fadlu Davids-mentored side converted champion football into solid results.
For Cape Town City, this is their third appearance in the MTN8 – their debut season saw them eliminating Kaizer Chiefs but falling in the semis.
Ticket prices will vary from R40 to R60 in the quarterfinal stages. Tickets will be available at TicketPro include Edgars, CNA, Jet stores and Postnet.
Full fixture list,
Saturday (August 11):
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Lamontville Golden Arrows – Lucas Moripe Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs vs Free State Stars – FNB Stadium
Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United – Orlando Stadium
Sunday (August 12):
Maritzburg United vs Cape Town City – Harry Gwala Stadium. (ANA)