Five players to watch in the 2017 MTN8 final

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Goal takes a look at five players to watch in this year's MTN8 final between SuperSport United and Cape Town City which will be played on Saturday

Reneilwe Letsholonyane


Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Bernard Parker - Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United

The midfield maestro is one of the most accomplished players in the current SuperSport United squad having won two MTN8 titles with Kaizer Chiefs.

Letsholonyane is blessed with an eye for the killer pass and his ability to dictate play from the middle of the park was crucial to Matsatsantsa's run to the final.

The 35-year-old player will be looking to use his experience to help SuperSport clinch the Top 8 Cup trophy for the second time - having won the 2004 SAA Supa 8 Cup. 


Lehlohonolo Majoro


Ayanda Patosi & Lehlohonolo Majoro

The experienced striker has managed to rediscover his old form under new Cape Town City head coach Benedict 'Benni' McCarthy.

Majoro is known for his killer instinct in front of goal - having netted a crucial goal against Bidvest Wits in the second-leg of the semi-finals.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates forward will be hoping to inspire the Citizens to their first ever MTN8 trophy.


Aubrey Modiba


SuperSport United, Aubrey Modiba

The talented left-footed player will come up against his former side when SuperSport United lock horns with Cape Town City at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Modiba has cemented his place at left-back and he has been able to provide support both in attack and defence for Matsatsantsa this season.

The 22-year-old player, who joined Tshwane giants from City in August 2016, could haunt his former employers in Durban.


Ayanda Patosi


Ayanda Patosi of Cape Town City scores against Bidvest Wits

The attacking midfielder has hit the ground running at Cape Town City after joining the club from Belgian side Sporting Lokeren at the start of the season.

Patosi is a creative midfielder with an eye for goals - having hit the back of the net against Bidvest Wits in the first-leg of the semi-finals.

The Bafana Bafana international will be eager to help his side overcome SuperSport and lift his first major trophy in South Africa.


Jeremy Brockie


Jeremy Brockie, SuperSport United

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The lethal striker single-handely fired SuperSport United into the final when he netted a brace in the 2-0 win over Maritzburg United in the return of the semi-finals.

Brockie is arguably the best finisher in the country - having scored over 50 goals for Matsatsantsa since joining the club two years ago.

The New Zealander will be looking to play an instrumental role in helping SuperSport beat City, and clinch their second major trophy in just less than four months.

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