The 2017/18 season got underway this past weekend as the MTN8 challenge graced our pitches. Supporters were thrilled to see their favourite teams back in action, and the teams in the first tournament of the campaign did not disappoint as we saw some unexpected results!
Orlando Pirates were on the sidelines this past weekend as they watched both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns crash out of the MTN8 challenge. The Buccaneers did not take part in this year's tournament after failing to secure a top eight spot last season. However, this could be a blessing in disguise as the club is currently under construction.
Mamelodi Sundowns were another one of the big three to crash out of the MTN8 challenge this past weekend. Pitso Mosimane's charges went down by a goal to nil after Evans Rusike secured a semi-final spot for the KwaZulu-Natal club. Downs were looking to secure a domestic title after losing out last season.
Kaizer Chiefs were sent crashing out of the MTN8 challenge after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to SuperSport United. Amakhosi were looking forward to starting off the new season on a positive note, but Jeremy Brockie's strike sent Steve Komphela's charges out of the first title opportunity on offer.