Orlando Pirates were naturally the biggest winners this weekend but how much did Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and the five other MTN8 participants walk away with?
The Buccaneers won back-to-back MTN8 titles after dramatically defeating Mamelodi Sundowns in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw.
The MTN8 title, is the third cup title triumph for Jose Riveiro since joining the club at the beginning of last season.
While the prestige and honour of winning a cup trophy is important, the financial margins between being a winner and runner up are often huge! Let’s take a look at the prize money structure from this year’s MTN8 final below
KAIZER CHIEFS AND SUNDOWNS BANK R800 000
The Buccaneers walked away with an impressive R8 million in MTN8 prize money after defeating Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.
As for the rest of teams in the tournament, all seven other participants walked away with R800 000 regardless of which round they were knocked out in. The seven other teams were namely.
Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Stellenbosch, SuperSport United, Cape Town City, Sekhukhune United and Swallows FC.
In other news, Orlando Pirates legend Jomo Sono has heaped praise on Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rhulani Mokwena.
Mokwena’s side have successfully qualified for yet another CAF Champions League group stage round.
Mokwena’s side are also running away with the DStv Premiership title, after an incredible 100% start to the campaign with eight wins in as many matches.
PIRATES LEGEND JOMO HEAPS PRAISE ON RHULANI MOKWENA
“I think the difference with him is [that] he’s passionate about football, he’s passionate about coaching.” the Orlando Pirates icon said as quoted by SABC SPORT.
“He works so hard, I think he works 24 hours that guy, I don’t think he sleeps. I don’t think he’s got a bed, I think his bed is a laptop. He just wants to look at football, new tactics, and blah, blah, blah. You can see the signs of hard work.
“I think at Sundowns they gave him the platform, I think other teams didn’t give him the platform – they didn’t understand, they wanted the success now.”