Telkom Knockout

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Telkom Knockout
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Founded 1982
Region  South Africa
Number of teams 16
Current champions Platinum Stars (2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Kaizer Chiefs (13 titles)
Motto ziwa mo (it's happening)
2012 Telkom Knockout

The Telkom Knockout is a football (soccer) knockout competition which comprises the 16 teams in the South African Premier Soccer League.

The competition was established in 1982 and was first known as the Datsun Challenge. Under the new NSL regime in 1984, it became known as the JPS Knockout Cup. It made use of this name until 1992 when it became known as the Coca-Cola Cup. It was sponsored by the drinks manufacturer until 1996, when it was replaced by the Rothmans Cup which was changed back to the Coca-Cola Cup in 2001 due to the new rules regarding tobacco sponsorship in sport. Telkom became the new sponsors in 2006.

In all matches there has to be a winner on the day, this will be decided if there is a winner after full-time (90 minutes). If teams are tied at full-time then extra time will be played, penalties will decide the winner if the scores are still even (there is no golden goal rule).

The winner receives R4.25 million making it one of the most highly paid cup competition in Africa.

Competition history[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up
Datsun Challenge
1982 Arcadia Shepherds F.C. Highlands Park F.C.
1983 Kaizer Chiefs F.C. Wits University F.C.
John Player Special (JPS) Knockout Cup
1984 Kaizer Chiefs F.C. Durban Bush Bucks
1985 Bidvest Wits Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
1986 Kaizer Chiefs F.C. Swallows
1987 Durban Bush Bucks Orlando Pirates F.C.
1988 Kaizer Chiefs F.C. Jomo Cosmos
1989 Kaizer Chiefs F.C. Swallows
1990 Sundowns Orlando Pirates F.C.
1991 Dynamos Giant Blackpool
Coca Cola Cup
1992 AmaZulu Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
1993 Umtata Bucks Santos
1994 Qwa Qwa Stars Hellenic
1995 Wits University Orlando Pirates F.C.
1996 Umtata Bush Bucks Qwa Qwa Stars
Rothmans Cup
1997 Kaizer Chiefs Mamelodi Sundowns
1998 Kaizer Chiefs Mamelodi Sundowns
1999 Sundowns Free State Stars
2000 Ajax Cape Town Orlando Pirates F.C.
Coca Cola Cup
2001 Kaizer Chiefs Jomo Cosmos
2002 Jomo Cosmos Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
2003 Kaizer Chiefs Silver Stars
2004 Kaizer Chiefs SuperSport United F.C.
2005 Jomo Cosmos SuperSport United F.C.
Telkom Knockout Cup
2006 Silver Stars Ajax Cape Town
2007 Kaizer Chiefs Mamelodi Sundowns
2008 Ajax Cape Town Orlando Pirates F.C.
2009 Kaizer Chiefs Ajax Cape Town
2010 Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates F.C.
2011 Orlando Pirates F.C. Bidvest Wits
2012 Bloemfontein Celtic Mamelodi Sundowns
2013 Platinum Stars Orlando Pirates
2014 SuperSport United F.C.

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