TOP 8 Competition

Top 8 competition: 15 The Top 8 competition is made up of the clubs that finished in the top eight the previous season. The first Top 8 competition was held in 1972 and was called the BP Top 8 (even though it was known...

Top 8 competition: 15

The Top 8 competition is made up of the clubs that finished in the top eight the previous season. The first Top 8 competition was held in 1972 and was called the BP Top 8 (even though it was known as BP Top 16 and BP Top 32 for a few seasons). Kaizer Chiefs played in that first year, only to lose 3-2 to rivals Orlando Pirates. Amakhosi, however, won the Top 8 competition the following year, beating PUBS (Pimville United Brothers) over two legs in the final. The Top 8 competition final was held over two legs until 1990 – from 1991 it is held over one leg. The competition since 2008 is known as the MTN8.

Since 1972. Known as BP Top Eight Cup (1972-2002), SAA Super Eight Cup (2003-2007), MTN8 (2008- )

BP Top 8 Cup

1973:1st leg: PUBS 2-3 (2-2) Kaizer Chiefs

1973: 2nd leg: Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 Pimville United Brothers (PUBS)

          Chiefs win 6-2 on aggregate

1974: 1st leg: Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 (0-0) Orlando Pirates

1974: 2nd leg: Orlando Pirates 1-4 (1-1) Kaizer Chiefs

1976:*AmaZulu 1-3 (0-2) Kaizer Chiefs

1976:*Kaizer Chiefs 5-1 (3-0) AmaZulu

            Chiefs win 8-2 on aggregate

1981: 1st leg: Dynamos 1-3 Kaizer Chiefs

1981: 2nd leg: Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 Dynamos

           Chiefs win 7-1 on aggregate

1982: 1st leg: Moroka Swallows 1-4 Kaizer Chiefs

1982: 2nd leg: Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 Moroka Swallows

            Chiefs win 6-2 on aggregate

1985: 1st leg: Arcadia Shepherds 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs

1985: 2nd leg: Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Arcadia Shepherds

            Chiefs win 3-2 on aggregate

1987: 1st leg: Grineker Rangers 0-3 Kaizer Chiefs

1987: 2nd leg: Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Grineker Rangers

            Chiefs win 5-1 on aggregate

1989: 1st leg: Wits University 0-1 (0-0) Kaizer Chiefs

 1989: 2nd leg: Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 (1-0) Wits Universty                   

            Chiefs win 2-1 on aggregate

1991: Kaizer Chiefs 4-3 (1-1) Jomo Cosmos

1992: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

1994: Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 aet (0-1) [2-2] Mamelodi Sundowns

2001: Kaizer Chiefs 2-2 aet (2-2) [2-2] Mamelodi Sundowns

            Chiefs won 7-2 on penalties 

SAA Super Eight Cup

2006: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 SuperSport United

MTN 8 Cup

2008: Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 (aet) Mamelodi Sundowns

            Chiefs won 4-3 on penalties

2014: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Orlando Pirates

*) It was known as BP Top 32 in 1976.