CAPE TOWN, South Africa- Cape Town City FC will face Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions, Bidvest Wits in the semi final of the MTN8 as they bid to retain their crown.
The other last-four clash will feature SuperSport United against Maritzburg United following the draw conducted at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Organisers, the PSL confirmed that the semi-final draw of the tournament that features the top eight finishers in the South African top flight was unseeded.
The first leg ties will be played on the weekend of the August 26 and 27 while the return legs will take place on the of September 9 and 10.
CT City FC edged Polokwane City 1-0 on Saturday in the quarterfinals to hand retired South African legendary striker, Benni McCarthy his first win as head coach at the Cape Town City Stadium.
Roland Putsche had an outstanding performance in the CT City midfield to earn him the MTN8 Man of the Match Award in a game where McCarthy’s daughter was the official team mascot of the side.
“I’m very proud and privileged to be part of this team. These boys have played for me and I can’t really ask for more,” the ex-Bafana Bafana ace that won the UEFA Champions League title with FC Porto in 2004 remarked after the match.
CT City FC became the first South African side to enter partnership with leading bookmakers, SportPesa to join their expanding global portfolio last Friday.
The PSL heavyweights who finished third last season joined a stellar cast that includes big sides Everton FC and Hull City FC (England), Simba SC, Yanga SC, Singida United (Tanzania) as well as Gor Mahia FC, AFC Leopards SC and Nakuru All Stars FC (Kenya).
Golden Arrows, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns also crashed out of the competition over the weekend.
MTN8 Draw Semi-Final Draw
Cape Town City v Bidvest Wits
SuperSport United v Maritzburg United
Quarter final results
Cape Town City 1 (Mbonani 38-own goal) Polokwane City 0
Kaizer Chiefs 0 SuperSport Utd 1 (Brockie 6)
Mamelodi Sundowns 0 Maritzburg Utd 1 (Rusike 58)
Wits (holders) 2 (Keene 25, 61) Golden Arrows 2 (Lamola 11, Mahachi 24) after extra time
Wits win 4-3 on penalties