GALLERY: MTN8 first round wrap


The first round of MTN8 matches produced interesting action, with four sides booking their spot in the semi-finals.

Polokwane City were first to book their place in the last four with a 2-0 victory over champions Cape Town City, causing an upset in the Mother City.

Orlando Pirates were booted out of the competition the day after head coach Milutin Sredojevic resigned, losing 1-0 to hard-running Highlands Park at Orlando Stadium on Saturday. Wayde Jooste bagged his first goal for Highlands, sending the club into the last four, where they will face Rise and Shine.

Sundowns joined Rise and Shine and the Lions of the North in the semis with a come-from-behind victory over Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium, registering a 3-1 win over the visitors.

SuperSport United were the last team to qualify for the semis, convincingly beating Bidvest Wits in Milpark on Sunday afternoon. Thamsanqa Gabuza’s brace inspired a 3-0 victory and now Matsatsantsa A Pitori will face Tshwane rivals Sundowns in the last four. gives you a gallery of the weekend’s action.