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MTN8 final | All the past winners, Orlando Pirates dominate!

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Oct 29, 2021

The 2021 MTN8 final is just hours away, and this year will see Cape Town City take on Mamelodi Sundowns at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

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It is worth mentioning that Sundowns are looking for their first MTN8 trophy since the telecommunications company took over in 2008.

On the other hand, Cape Town City are looking for their second MTN8 crown having first won it with Benni McCarthy in 2018.

As part of the build up to the 2021 MTN8 final, The South African takes a look at the past winners since 2008.

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Interestingly, last season’s winners Orlando Pirates have won more MTN8 trophies (3) than any other PSL team since 2008.

When the new sponsors (MTN) came in to sponsor this eight-team competition, Kaizer Chiefs were the first to lay their hands on the trophy.

Golden Arrows then became the second team to win it in 2009, defeating the now-defunct Ajax Cape Town 6-0 in the final.

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Orlando Pirates then showed up by winning the MTN8 in 2010 and defending it in 2011 to become the first club to win the trophy back-to-back.

The 2012 edition was won by Moroka Swallows who defied the odds to beat SuperSport United in the final.

Swallows failed to defend the trophy, and in 2013, the now-defunct Platinum Stars beat Orlando Pirates to the MTN8 trophy.

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Chiefs then took the trophy away from Platinum Stars in 2014, and ironically, they defeated rivals Pirates, lifting the MTN8 Cup without conceding a goal.

Ajax Cape Town, then under the tutelage of Roger de Sa then won the 2015 MTN8 final at the second attempt.

Another defunct PSL club in Bidvest Wits also stepped up, and they won the 2016 MTN8 final, beating Sundowns in Mbombela.

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In 2017, Eric Tinker lifted the trophy with then new employers SuperSport United; he had just left Cape Town City for the Tshwane outfit.

Cape Town City engraved their name in the history books of the MTN8 competition as they won the trophy in 2018.

SuperSport United won it again in 2019, and this time, Kaitano Tembo was the man in charge of the team.

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In December 2020, Pirates made it three MTN8 trophies in 12 years by beating Bloemfontein Celtic in the final.

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