The 2013/14 PSL season has kicked off and oh yay, how excited am I to go to stadiums to watch South Africa’s top teams, I mean all 16 of them, battle it out to get top honours at the at of May next year.
With all that being said, this means that there are cups that will be competed for starting with the MTN8. Unfortunately the winners of the 2012/13 winners of the competition will not get the chance to defend their trophy. Moroka Swallows only managed to finish a disappointing ninth position in the league. The league champions Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, season 2012/13 surprise package University of Pretoria, Bidvest Wits, SuperSport united, Platinum Stars and the two Free State teams, Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars.
Since August is Women’s month, MTN will reward female fans attending the matches. Female fans stand a chance to pocket R16 000, R8 000 of which will go to a charity of their choice that caters for women and children. The winning fan will be selected for dressing up in spectacular attire at the stadiums during the Wafa Wafa competition.
This year MTN also launched the Last Muso Standing completion, which was worn by Kalawa’s Professor featuring Oskido and the beautiful Busiswa. The 2013 Last Fan Standing will win R1 million and a trip to watch a football match in Brazil in 2014.
The MTN8 tournament dates are:
• 9, 10 and 11 August (quarter finals)
• 21 August (Semi-finals 1st leg)
• 24 and 25 August (Semi-finals 2nd leg)
• 21 September (Final)
Quarter finals fixtures
9 August- Bidvest Wits vs Bloemfontein Celtic, 18:00, Bidvest Stadium
10 August- Platinum Stars vs Free State Stars, 15:00, Royal Bafokeng Sports palace
10 August- Kaizer Chiefs vs University of Pretoria, 20:15, FNB Stadium
11 August- Orlando Pirates vs SuperSport United, 15:00, Mbombela