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5 Oct 2019
6:21 pm

Blow by blow: Highlands Park vs SuperSport United

Highlands Park play SuperSport United in the final of the MTN8 at the Orlando Stadium this evening.

Sipho Mbule of Supersport United challenges Sphiwe Mahlangu of Highlands Park (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

SuperSport are appearing in the MTN8 final for the third year in a row, the first time a club has achieved this on two occasions.

Both the previous two finals were against Cape Town City. SuperSport won in 2017 when they triumphed 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, but lost a year later as City won 4-1 on penalties after a 0-0 stalemate.

Highlands are appearing in their first ever final under the guise of the current club, though a team also bearing the Highlands Park name appeared in the 1983 two-legged decider against Orlando Pirates.

The first leg ended 0-0 and Pirates won the second 2-0.

 

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