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SuperSport United v Cape Town City: Kick off, TV channel, live score, squad news & preview

3:00 PM GMT+8 29/09/2018
Thuso Phala and Ebrahim Seedat - SuperSport United v Cape Town City
Benni McCarthy is targeting his first major piece of silverware and so is Kaitano Tembo, who was given the coaching job at the beginning of the season

SuperSport United will be the home side in this year's MTN8 final against Cape Town City.

This is a repeat of last season's final at the same where Matsatsantsa beat City 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. 

For Benni McCarthy, this is more about revenge as he is yet to win a trophy since taking over from Eric Tinkler at the start of last season. 

City last won a trophy in 2016 when Tinkler guided them to the Telkom Knockout Cup glory, beating the same opponent in the final. 

United are known for their Cup pedigree having won many finals in recent seasons under different coaches. 

It is for this reason that they are strong favourites to win this MTN8 final, especially given that they enjoy playing in Durban.

Game SuperSport United v Cape Town City
Date Saturday, September 29
Time 7:00 pm SA Time

TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch


In South Africa, the game will be shown live on SuperSport 4 and SABC 1. You can also catch live updates on Goal.com

Live Match Centre TV Channel
Goal.com SS4 & SABC 1

Squads & Team News


Position Missing players
Defenders Taariq Fielies (suspended)

Taariq Fielies is serving a two-match ban after receiving a red card in a league game against Kaizer Chiefs two weeks ago. 

The defender has already missed City's last game, but this is a game he would have liked to play, especially because his team has been doing well this season. 

In Fielies' absence, City drew away to Orlando Pirates in the league, but they showed character to come from two goals down and steal a point at the Orlando Stadium. 

McCarthy may opt to keep faith with the same starting line-up that did duty against the Buccaneers, with Ayanda Patosi, Thabo Nodada, Thamsanqa Mkhize and Peter Leeuwenburgh among others expected to lead by example. 

It's unclear if Tokelo Rantie is fit to feature against SuperSport. The speedy attacker recently joined City on a free transfer, but he didn't have a proper pre-season training. 

SuperSport United on the other hand, have not reported any injury or suspension concerns ahead of this clash. 

Bradlely Grobler has been in scintillating form for the Tshwane giants in this year's tournament, while Evans Rusike has also done well so far this season.

But it is the presence of both Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Dean Furman in the middle of the park that should be enough to help Matsatsantsa soak up the pressure from City. 


Match Preview


The two sides have already met this season with Cape Town City beating United 2-0 in Cape Town. 

In their previous four league matches before City's win, SuperSport United looked to be the stronger side with one win. 

City have scored seven goals against SuperSport, but they have conceded the same number of goals.

It is also worth noting that SuperSport United have not scored against City in the two teams' last two matches.