MTN 8 News 13.8.2017 11:56 am

Sundowns eye Maritzburg scalp

Pitso Mosimane coach of Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Pitso Mosimane coach of Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns will face off with Maritzburg United in the 2017 MTN8 Cup quarterfinal match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

The Brazilians settled for a second spot finish in the Absa Premiership last season after failing to defend the league title, but they qualified for this year’s MTN8 Cup competition.

Although, Sundowns have won the Top 8 tournament three times, they have never clinched it since mobile telecommunications company, MTN, started sponsoring competition in 2008.

The Team of Choice, who have never won this tournament, are back in the MTN8 after finishing seventh in the Absa Premiership last season.

Maritzburg made their maiden appearance during the 2015/16 campaign and they were knocked out by Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinal encounter.

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fixtures

Maritzburg Utd vs P Stars
Baroka vs P City
Sundowns vs SuperSport Utd
CT City vs Wits

results

Sundowns 1-1 FS Stars
P Stars 0-0 SuperSport Utd
Chiefs 1-0 CT City
Arrows 1-2 Wits

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 21 39
2 Kaizer Chiefs 21 34
3 Orlando Pirates 21 33
4 Free State Stars 21 33
5 Maritzburg United 21 31
6 Cape Town City 21 31
7 Chippa United 21 27
8 Baroka FC 21 27
9 AmaZulu 21 26
10 SuperSport United 21 25
11 Bidvest Wits 21 25
12 Bloem Celtic 20 25
13 Golden Arrows 21 23
14 Polokwane City 20 22
15 Ajax Cape Town 21 21
16 Platinum Stars 21 17

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