Guilty Ajax verdict shakes up MTN8 quarter-finals

2018-05-15 12:30
MTN8 trophy (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Absa Premiership's top three finishers, Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, will face Golden Arrows, SuperSport United and Free State Stars, respectively, in next season's MTN8 quarter-finals.

That was the result following Tuesday's sensational news that Ajax Cape Town had been found guilty of fielding an ineligible player, forfeiting as a result a key match against Matsatsantsa which saw SuperSport United awarded the win - and three crucial points - which saw them jump from 11th to seventh in the final standings.

With a long PSL campaign coming to end this past weekend, Sundowns were crowned champions while Pirates secured the runners-up spot.

Meanwhile, the Glamour Boys hit an excellent patch of form under interim coach Patrick Mabedi to finish third.

The result sees Chiefs qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup in 2018/19 and ended what was a challenging campaign on a high for Amakhosi.

In the final quarter-final clash, Maritzburg United will take on Cape Town City.

R8 million is up for grabs for the victors of the tournament which last season was won by SuperSport United.

Revised MTN8 quarter-final fixtures:

Mamelodi Sundowns (1) v Golden Arrows (8)

Orlando Pirates (2) v SuperSport United (7)

Kaizer Chiefs (3) v Free State Stars (6)

Maritzburg United (4) v Cape Town City FC (5)

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