The MTN8 quarterfinals are here, and all eyes will be on the highly anticipated clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City.
While both teams will be aiming to progress to the semi-finals, Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to put an end to their disappointing MTN8 record in recent years.
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KAIZER CHEIFS’ DISAPPOINTING MTN 8 RECORD IN RECENT YEARS
Kaizer Chiefs’ last appearance in the MTN8 final was back in 2015 when Steve Komphela was still the head coach.
They were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Ajax Cape Town. Since then, Kaizer Chiefs have struggled in the competition, being knocked out three times in the quarter-finals stage and have reached he semi-finals on three occasions.
CAPE TOWN CITY’S CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE IN THE TOURNAMENT
Their opponents, Cape Town City, have always managed to qualify for the tournament and were even runner-ups in 2021 where they lost on penalties against Mamelodi Sundowns. Their last victory in the tournament came in 2018 after defeating SuperSport United on penalties.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES
The head-to-head record between Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs shows that of the 20 meetings they’ve had, Cape Town City have won seven times, while Kaizer Chiefs has won ten times. Three fixtures between the two have ended in draws.
VENUE AND KICK OFF TIME
With kick-off at 15:00 at the Athlone Stadium, it promises to be an exciting encounter as both teams look to book a spot in the semi-finals.