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Founded 1972
Region  South Africa
Number of teams 8
Current champions Kaizer Chiefs
Most successful club(s) Kaizer Chiefs
(15 titles)
Motto Wafa Wafa (do or die)
2014 MTN 8

The MTN 8 is the current name of South Africa's oldest football (soccer) cup competition. It is made up of the top eight teams that finished in that order at the close of the ABSA Premiership season. The first round is structured such that the team at the top of the previous season's table plays the team that finished eighth; second place plays seventh; third plays sixth and fourth plays fifth. The semifinals are played over two legs.

This competition pitting the top 8 clubs is one of the longest-standing knockout cup competitions in South Africa. The winner receives R8 million.

Since 2008, cellular giants MTN sponsor the event. It was previously known as BP Top 8 (sponsored by BP) and SAA Supa 8 (sponsored by South African Airways).

Prize money[edit]

Amount Payable to
R 8 000 000 1 MTN 8 Champions
R 800 000 7 Participating Teams
R13 600 000 Total payout

In making the tournament more exciting, the MTN 8 has changed the traditional prize money format by awarding the total prize pot – a lucrative R8 million, winner takes all prize, to the tournament winners.


BP Top Eight Cup
1972 Orlando Pirates
1973 Orlando Pirates
1974 Kaizer Chiefs
1975 Moroka Swallows
1976 Kaizer Chiefs
1977 Kaizer Chiefs
1978 Orlando Pirates
1979 Moroka Swallows
1980 Witbank Black Aces
1981 Kaizer Chiefs
1982 Kaizer Chiefs
1983 Orlando Pirates
1984 Wits University
1985 Kaizer Chiefs
1986 Arcadia Shepherds
1987 Kaizer Chiefs
1988 Mamelodi Sundowns
1989 Kaizer Chiefs
1990 Mamelodi Sundowns
1991 Kaizer Chiefs
1992 Kaizer Chiefs
1993 Orlando Pirates
1994 Kaizer Chiefs
1995 Wits University
1996 Orlando Pirates
2000 Orlando Pirates
2001 Kaizer Chiefs
2002 Santos
SAA Super Eight Cup
2003 Jomo Cosmos
2004 Supersport United
2005 Bloemfontein Celtic
2006 Kaizer Chiefs
2007 Mamelodi Sundowns
MTN 8 Cup
2008 Kaizer Chiefs
2009 Golden Arrows
2010 Orlando Pirates
2011 Orlando Pirates
2012 Moroka Swallows
2013 Platinum Stars
2014 Kaizer Chiefs

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