SA soccer followers have a lot to salivate about as season-opener approaches


SA soccer followers have a lot to salivate about because the MTN8 quarterfinals sprung some attention-grabbing encounters that may function Kaizer Chiefs’ date towards Maritzburg United in one of many first matches of the marketing campaign this weekend.

The occasion was launched on Monday night time and there’s a lot to get enthusiastic about as Orlando Pirates face Cape City Metropolis in one other match‚ whereas Mamelodi Sundowns deal with rivals Bloemfontein Celtic.

The Sundowns vs Celtic encounter is peppered with so many scrumptious twists and spice as new Brazilians “senior coach” Steve Komphela was at Celtic in July 2018.

However the monetary struggles on the Free State membership noticed him keep simply six months earlier than shifting to Golden Arrows.

Komphela is now at Sundowns as one in every of coach Pitso Mosimane’s successors in a deliciously ambiguous position with joint coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena.

Few know precisely how the existence of three former head coaches will perform however membership boss Patrice Motsepe has a greater concept how this may pan out within the larger scheme of issues.

This weekend’s first spherical of matches pits the staff on the prime of the earlier season’s desk [Sundowns] towards the staff that completed eighth [Celtic].

The opposite groups from second place to fourth comply with the identical development.

This implies Chiefs‚ who’ve coach Gavin Hunt on the helm in his first outing‚ will go up towards a facet which have all the time given them a lot to consider (Maritzburg).

Defending champions have an attention-grabbing outing as they face PSL newcomers Tshakhuma FC‚

Full MTN8 quarterfinal matches:

SATURDAY

Tshakhuma FC vs SuperSport United at Thohoyandou Stadium (3pm)

Orlando Pirates vs Cape City Metropolis at Orlando Stadium (6pm)

SUNDAY

Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium (3pm) Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium (6pm).