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Sowetan - - Front Page - By Sihle Nde­bele, Tiyani wa ka Mabasa and Daniel Mothowa­gae

While some foot­ballers would rather sit on the fence and never dare to pre­dict the MTN8 fi­nal be­tween Cape Town City and Su­per­Sport United, some have no prob­lems pick­ing the win­ner, and most of those we spoke to are go­ing with the Cit­i­zens.

Le­bo­gang Manyama: former Cape Town City and Su­per­Sport United for­ward

“Benni [McCarthy] or [Eric] Tin­kler? Who­ever wins, I will be happy for him. It’s the same as the play­ers ...

“I have close friends in both teams and pity they all can’t win. May the best team win.”

Mark Mayam­bela: Chippa United

“City will win. One of my favourite play­ers is Thabo [No­dada], they are cap­tained by my former col­league (Robyn Jo­hannes) and I have a lot of friends there.

“Ayanda Patosi is from my hood (Khayelit­sha). Be­sides that, I’m con­fi­dent City can win be­cause of the type of play­ers they have – play­ers like Patosi, [Lehlo­honolo] Ma­joro and Teko Modise have played high-level foot­ball. Benni was also coached by one of the best coaches in Jose Mour­inho and I’m sure he has learnt a lot from him. Of course, Su­per­Sport have great play­ers, but I still back City.”

Gift Mo­tupa: Baroka

“As much as I would like my former coach Eric Tin­kler to win it, I am giv­ing it to Cape Town City. Ma­joro and Patosi will play a big role.

“I think Benni needs it more than Su­per­Sport and they [City] are on form.”

Tapelo Ny­ongo: AmaZulu

“I give it to City, but they will win in penal­ties. “I trust their hunger will mo­ti­vate them. “Su­per­Sport might suf­fer from com­pla­cency as they have al­ready won the Ned­bank Cup.”

Thabiso Se­menya: Polok­wane City

“I’m go­ing with Su­per­Sport United be­cause my friend Thuso Phala is there. I want him to have the cham­pi­ons’ medal.”

Prince Nxumalo: Ajax Cape Town

“I am vouch­ing for Su­per­Sport. “They have been in the fi­nals more than City, which gives them an ad­van­tage. They will win it in ex­tra-time.”


Mark Mayam­bela tips City to take it to­mor­row.


Thabiso Se­menya backs Su­per­Sport United.

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