Absa Premiership

MTN8 Final: In Numbers

2016-09-29 15:20
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

A look at some of the important facts and figures as Saturday evening’s MTN8 final between Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns in Mbombela draws ever nearer...

0 – Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has won every major trophy in his managerial career, but never the Top 8.

1 – Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has on one occasion won the Top 8 – he claimed the 2004 SAA Supa 8 trophy with SuperSport United.

1 – Both teams have only conceded one goal in the three matches played to reach the final.

1 – The Clever Boys have won the competition once, but not under the MTN8 guise – in 1995 they won the BP Top 8.

2 – Sundowns have beaten the Clever Boys in the last two games the sides have played (league).

3 – Sundowns have won the top eight competition three times in the past, but never under the current sponsor, MTN.

4 – The number of goals Sundowns have scored on their route to the final.

5 – The number of goals Bidvest Wits have tallied so far in the competition.

14 – The total number of goals scored in this year’s MTN8 - an average of 1.75 goals per game, or a goal every 51 minutes.

800 000 – The amount in rands Saturday’s losing team takes home.

8 000 000 – The prize money in rands at stake for the winner.

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