South Africa’s MTN8 to go ahead after AmaZulu lose court battle

South Africa’s MTN8 to go ahead after AmaZulu lose court battle
The MTN8 trophy

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Aug 09, 2018. 13:00

South Africa’s traditional early-season cup competition, the MTN8, will go ahead with its scheduled quarterfinal fixtures this weekend.

There were fears that the matches would be put aside as AmaZulu launched a court bid to have the competition interdicted, but the South Gauteng High Court dismissed their motion on Wednesday.

AmaZulu initially finished last season inside the top eight bracket of the Absa Premiership, thereby securing a place in the 2018 MTN8.

However, the Tendai Ndoro/Ajax Cape Town controversy resulted in a recalculation of the final standings and Usuthu found themselves dropping into the bottom half of the log – with SuperSport United taking their place.

The Durban team took their fight to be reinstated in the lucrative competition to the courts, but Judge Denise Fischer struck their case off the roll.

The MTN8 quarterfinal fixtures are as follows:

Saturday, August 11

Mamelodi Sundowns v Golden Arrows – 15h00 CAT

Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars – 18h00 CAT

Orlando Pirates v SuperSport United – 20h30 CAT

Sunday, August 12

Maritzburg United v Cape Town City – 15h00 CAT

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