Nedbank Cup

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Nedbank Cup
Nedbank Cup logo.svg
Founded1971
Region South Africa
Number of teams32
Current championsTshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila F.C. (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Kaizer Chiefs (13 titles)
Mottoke yona (the one)
WebsiteNedbankCup.co.za
2020–21 Nedbank Cup

The Nedbank Cup is the current name of South Africa's premier club football knockout tournament. While many formats have been used over the years, the tournament has always been based on the idea of giving lower league and amateur teams a chance to compete with clubs from the top league for the cup. The tournament is based on the English FA Cup, which has become known for "giant killings" (lower league clubs defeating a top-flight club).

History[edit]

The tournament was started in 1971 as the Life Challenge Cup, this name stayed in place until 1975. In 1976 and 1977, the tournament was known as the Benson and Hedges Trophy. From 1978 until 1987 the tournament was known as the Mainstay Cup. In 1988 the sponsorship was taken over by First National Bank, and was renamed the Bob Save Super Bowl. This name remained until 2001, however the tournament was not played in 1997. The tournament was again not played in 2002. The competition was then sponsored by ABSA between 2003 and 2007, and known as the ABSA Cup. Nedbank took over the sponsorship in 2008, and renamed the tournament the Nedbank Cup.

Format[edit]

The current format sees the 16 Premier Soccer League clubs, eight National First Division teams, as well as eight teams from the amateur ranks enter the main draw of 32 teams. The PSL teams enter the main draw automatically, while the NFD clubs need to play a single qualifier against other NFD clubs. The amateur teams go through a series of qualifiers to enter the main draw.

From the round of 32 onwards, teams are not seeded, and the first sides drawn receive home-ground advantage. There are no longer any replays in the tournament, and any games which end in a draw after 90 minutes are subject to 30 minutes extra time followed by penalties if necessary.

The winners receive prize money of R7 million.[1] The winner also qualifies for the next season's CAF Confederation Cup.

Prize money[edit]

Position Prize money (R) (as of 2020)
Champions
7,000,000
Runners-Up
2,500,000
Semi-finals
1,000,000
Quarter finals
400,000
Last 16
200,000
Last 32
100,000

Past finals[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue Winning coach
Life Challenge Cup
1971 Kaizer Chiefs 2–2 Orlando Pirates  
1972 Kaizer Chiefs 4–1 Zulu Royals  
1973 Orlando Pirates 5–2 Zulu Royals  
1974 Orlando Pirates 1–0 AmaZulu  
1975 Orlando Pirates 2–1 Kaizer Chiefs  
Benson and Hedges Trophy
1976 Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 Orlando Pirates  
1977 Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 Orlando Pirates  
Mainstay Cup
1978 Wits University 3–2 Kaizer Chiefs   England Eddie Lewis
1979 Kaizer Chiefs 3–3 Highlands Park FC   Chile Mario Tuani
1980 Orlando Pirates 3–2 Moroka Swallows  
1981 Kaizer Chiefs 1–1 Orlando Pirates   Elkiam Khumalo
1982 Kaizer Chiefs 2–1 African Wanderers  
1983 Moroka Swallows 1–0 Witbank Black Aces   Chile Mario Tuani
1984 Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 Orlando Pirates   Scotland Joe Frickleton
1985 Bloemfontein Celtic 2–1 African Wanderers   Dave Roberts
1986 Mamelodi Sundowns 1–0 Jomo Cosmos   Stanley Tshabalala
1987 Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 AmaZulu   Romania Ted Dumitru
Bob Save Super Bowl
1988 Orlando Pirates 2–1 Kaizer Chiefs   Brazil Walter da Silva
1989 Moroka Swallows 1–1 Mamelodi Sundowns   England Eddie Lewis
1990 Jomo Cosmos 1–0 AmaZulu   England Roy Matthews
1991 Moroka Swallows 2–1 Jomo Cosmos  
1992 Kaizer Chiefs 2–1 Jomo Cosmos   England Jeff Butler
1993 Witbank Black Aces 1–0 Kaizer Chiefs   Johnny Ferreira
1994 Vaal Professionals 1–0 Qwa Qwa Stars   Simon "Bull" Lehoko
1995 Cape Town Spurs 3–0 Pretoria City   South Africa Mich D'Avray
1996 Orlando Pirates 1–0 Jomo Cosmos   RussiaViktor Bondarenko
1997 Not played
1998 Mamelodi Sundowns 1–1 Orlando Pirates   Romania Ted Dumitru
1999 Supersport United 2–1 Kaizer Chiefs   England Roy Matthews
2000 Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 Mamelodi Sundowns   Turkey Muhsin Ertugral
2001 Santos 1–0 Mamelodi Sundowns   South Africa Clive Barker
2002 Not played
ABSA Cup
2003 Santos 2–0 Ajax Cape Town   South Africa Boebie Solomons
2004 Moroka Swallows 3–1 Manning Rangers   South Africa Gavin Hunt
2005 Supersport United 1–0 Wits University   South Africa Pitso Mosimane
2006 Kaizer Chiefs 0–0 Orlando Pirates Kings Park Stadium Germany Ernst Middendorp
2007 Ajax Cape Town 2–0 Mamelodi Sundowns   Turkey Muhsin Ertugral
Nedbank Cup
2008 Mamelodi Sundowns 1–0 Mpumalanga Black Aces Johannesburg Stadium South Africa Trott Moloto
2008–09 Moroka Swallows 1–0 Pretoria University Rand Stadium Brazil Júlio César Leal
2009–10 Bidvest Wits 3–0 AmaZulu Soccer City South Africa Roger De Sá
2010–11 Orlando Pirates 3–1 Black Leopards Mbombela Stadium Netherlands Ruud Krol
2011–12 Supersport United 2–0 Mamelodi Sundowns Orlando Stadium South Africa Gavin Hunt
2012–13 Kaizer Chiefs 1–0 Supersport United Moses Mabhida Stadium Scotland Stuart Baxter
2013–14 Orlando Pirates 3–1 Bidvest Wits Moses Mabhida Stadium Serbia Vladimir Vermezović
2014–15 Mamelodi Sundowns 0–0 (aet; 4–3 pen.) Ajax Cape Town Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium South Africa Pitso Mosimane
2015–16 Supersport United 3–2 Orlando Pirates Peter Mokaba Stadium Scotland Stuart Baxter
2016–17 Supersport United 4–1 Orlando Pirates Moses Mabhida Stadium Scotland Stuart Baxter
2017–18 Free State Stars 1–0 Maritzburg United Cape Town Stadium Belgium Luc Eymael
2018–19[2] TS Galaxy 1–0 Kaizer Chiefs Moses Mabhida Stadium South Africa Dan Malesela
2019–20[3] Mamelodi Sundowns 1–0 Bloemfontein Celtic Orlando Stadium South Africa Pitso Mosimane
2020–21[4] Tshakhuma 1–0 Chippa United Free State Stadium South Africa Lucky "King Muchichwa" Nelukau

Results by team[edit]

Results by team
Club Wins First final won Last final won Runners-up Last final lost Total final appearances
Kaizer Chiefs 13 1971 2013 5 2019 18
Orlando Pirates 8 1973 2014 9 2017 17
Moroka Swallows 5 1983 2009 1 1980 6
Mamelodi Sundowns 5 1986 2020 5 2012 10
Supersport United 5 1999 2017 1 2013 6
Wits University 2 1978 2010 2 2014 4
Santos 2 2001 2003 0 2
Jomo Cosmos 1 1990 1990 4 1996 5
Ajax Cape Town 1 2007 2007 2 2015 3
Witbank Black Aces 1 1993 1993 1 1983 2
Free State Stars / Qwa Qwa Stars 1 2018 2018 1 1994 2
Bloemfontein Celtic 1 1985 1985 1 2020 2
Cape Town Spurs 1 1995 1995 0 1
TS Galaxy 1 2019 2019 0 1
Tshakhuma 1 2021 2021 0 1
Vaal Professionals 1 1994 1994 0 1
Amazulu 0 6 2010 6
African Wanderers 0 2 1985 2
Black Leopards 0 1 2011 1
Chippa United 0 1 2021 1
Highlands Park FC 0 1 1979 1
Manning Rangers 0 1 2004 1
Maritzburg United 0 1 2018 1
Mpumalanga Black Aces 0 1 2008 1
Pretoria City 0 1 1995 1
Pretoria University 0 1 2009 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NedbankCup". nedbankcup.co.za. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  2. ^ "Nedbank Cup match report Kaizer Chiefs v TS Galaxy 18 May 2019". KickOff. Archived from the original on 18 May 2019. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  3. ^ "Match Centre". Kick Off. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  4. ^ "Nedbank Cup Final Report: Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila v Chippa United 08 May 2021". Soccer Laduma. 2021-05-08. Retrieved 2021-05-08.

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