Cape Town City pitted against Bidvest Wits in the MTN8 semi-finals

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The unseeded draw for the semi-finals of this year's MTN8 Cup was conducted at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed the draw for the MTN8 semi-finals, with Cape Town City hosting Bidvest Wits in the first leg.

Maritzburg United, who dumped Mamelodi Sundowns out of the competition with a 1-0 win on Sunday, will be away to SuperSport United later this month. 

Matsatsantsa booked their place in the semi-finals after beating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 on Saturday night.

The clash between City and Wits will see Benni McCarthy come up against his former coach in Gavin Hunt. 

Hunt unearthed Benni as a player over two decades ago. The former Bafana Bafana forward went on to become one of South Africa's best exports in the early 2000's. 

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The Students beat City in the semi-finals of last year's edition, and the Braamfontein-based outfit should be wary of a possible backlash when the two teams meet. 

According to the PSL, the first leg encounters will be played on the weekend of August 26-27, with the return legs scheduled for the weekend of September 9-10.

The league will announce venues and kick-off times in due course. 

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