Telkom Knockout

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Telkom Knockout
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Founded 1982
Region  South Africa
Number of teams 16
Current champions SuperSport United F.C. (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Kaizer Chiefs (13 titles)
Motto ziwa mo (it's happening)
Website www.telkomknockout.co.za
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 million.[1]

Competition history[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up
Datsun Challenge
1982 Arcadia Shepherds Highlands Park
1983 Kaizer Chiefs Wits University
John Player Special (JPS) Knockout Cup
1984 Kaizer Chiefs Durban Bush Bucks
1985 Wits University Kaizer Chiefs
1986 Kaizer Chiefs Moroka Swallows
1987 Durban Bush Bucks Orlando Pirates
1988 Kaizer Chiefs Jomo Cosmos
1989 Kaizer Chiefs Moroka Swallows
1990 Sundowns Orlando Pirates
1991 Dynamos Giant Blackpool
Coca Cola Cup
1992 AmaZulu Kaizer Chiefs
1993 Umtata Bucks Santos
1994 Qwa Qwa Stars Hellenic
1995 Wits University Orlando Pirates
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
Coca Cola Cup
2001 Kaizer Chiefs Jomo Cosmos
2002 Jomo Cosmos Kaizer Chiefs
2003 Kaizer Chiefs Silver Stars
2004 Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 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 2-1 Orlando Pirates
2009 Kaizer Chiefs Ajax Cape Town
2010 Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 Orlando Pirates
2011 Orlando Pirates Bidvest Wits
2012 Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns
2013 Platinum Stars 2-1 Orlando Pirates
2014 SuperSport United F.C. 3-2 Platinum Stars
2015 Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Kaizer Chiefs[2]

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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 1983 2010 4 2015 16
Mamelodi Sundowns 3 1990 2015 4 2012 7
Ajax Cape Town 2 2000 2008 2 2009 4
Jomo Cosmos 2 2002 2005 2 2001 4
Platinum Stars (previously Silver Stars) 2 2006 2013 2 2014 4
Wits University 2 1985 1995 2 2011 4
Orlando Pirates 1 2011 2011 7 2013 8
Supersport United 1 2014 2014 2 2004 3
Arcadia Shepherds 1 1982 1982 1 - 1
Durban Bush Bucks 1 1987 1987 1 - 2
AmaZulu 1 1992 1992 0 - 1
Dynamos 1 1991 1991 0 - 1
Moroka Swallows 0 - - 2 1989 2
Highlands Park 0 - - 1 1982 1

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