Cape Town City star Ayanda Patosi keen to avenge last season's MTN8 heartbreak

The 25-year-old will look to spur his side on as they look to register their first MTN8 title on Saturday evening

Cape Town City star Ayanda Patosi is raring to go ahead of the MTN8 final on Saturday.

The Citizens are looking to avenge their previous MTN8 heartbreak when they lock horns with SuperSport United for the second consecutive year, and Patosi hopes that their fans come in their numbers to the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

“It’s very important that we have our Cape Town fans there,” Patosi was quoted as saying by Phakaaathi.

“As you can see Cape Town City grew very fast. It’s going to be a nice game so hopefully, we give the fans what they want,” he added.

While it took penalties for SuperSport to dispatch of the Citizens last time around, Patosi is confident that history will not repeat itself in Durban.

“It’s a must to win the game. It’s very important for the city and for the club. Last season we lost and this time we can’t lose to SuperSport,” he expressed.

“Hopefully we do it in 90, but if it goes to penalties the boys are ready,” Patosi said.


Cape Town City reached the final of this year’s competition as they extended Mamelodi Sundowns’ and Pitso Mosimane’s MTN8 trophy wait after beating them on penalties. But Patosi hopes that City will not need the lottery of penalties to claim their maiden MTN8 trophy and the R8 million in prize money.

“They are calm on the ball, you saw when we played Mamelodi Sundowns we all scored, and I have confidence in either penalties or in 90 minutes. Hopefully, we win in 90 minutes,” he said.

Meanwhile, Patosi heads into the game in fine form. The last time City were in action was in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash against Orlando Pirates on a night where Patosi turned into the hero as his brace saw the Cape Town-based outfit come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw.