Vodacom Challenge

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Vodacom Challenge
Vodacom-challenge.jpg
Founded 1999
Region Africa (CAF) and International guest
Current champions Tottenham Hotspur
Most successful team(s) Kaizer Chiefs (5 times)
Website www.vodacomchallenge.com
2011 Vodacom Challenge

The Vodacom Challenge is an association football pre-season tournament that features Vodacom-sponsored South African clubs Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs plus from 2006 onwards an invited European club. Prior to 2006, the competition consisted of the two Soweto giants and two invited African clubs.

Tottenham Hotspur became the first non-African team to win the competition in 2007.

Vodacom Challenge Final with African Teams[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners Up Venue 3rd Place Score 4th Place Venue
1999 South Africa
Orlando Pirates
4-1 Tunisia
Espérance ST
Kings Park Stadium, Durban South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
2-1 Ivory Coast
ASEC
Kings Park Stadium, Durban
2000 South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
1-0 South Africa
Orlando Pirates
Kings Park Stadium, Durban Zimbabwe
Dynamos
2-1 Ivory Coast
Africa Sports
Kings Park Stadium, Durban
2001 South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
0-0
3-2 on pens
Ghana
Asante Kotoko
Kings Park Stadium, Durban Ghana
Hearts of Oak
0-0
4-3 on Pens
South Africa
Orlando Pirates
Kings Park Stadium, Durban
2002 Democratic Republic of the Congo
St Eloi Lupopo
1-0 South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
Kings Park Stadium, Durban South Africa
Orlando Pirates
1-1
8-7 on Pens
Ghana
Asante Kotoko
Kings Park Stadium, Durban
2003 South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
0-0
3-2 on pens
Democratic Republic of the Congo
TP Mazembe
Kings Park Stadium, Durban South Africa
Orlando Pirates
1-0
Democratic Republic of the Congo
St Eloi Lupopo

Kings Park Stadium, Durban
2004 Democratic Republic of the Congo
AS Vita Club
0-0
5-4 on pens
South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
Soccer City, Soweto South Africa
Orlando Pirates
2-1
Democratic Republic of the Congo
TP Mazembe

Soccer City, Soweto
2005 South Africa
Orlando Pirates
2-1 South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
Kings Park Stadium, Durban Democratic Republic of the Congo
AS Vita Club
2-1 Zambia
Green Buffaloes
Kings Park Stadium, Durban

Vodacom Challenge Results with European Teams[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners Up Venue 3rd Place
2006
Details
South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
0-0
4-3 on Pens
England
Manchester United
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria South Africa
Orlando Pirates
2007
Details
England
Tottenham Hotspur
3-0 South Africa
Orlando Pirates
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
2008
Details
England
Manchester United
4-0 South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria South Africa
Orlando Pirates
2009
Details
South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
1-0 England
Manchester City
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria South Africa
Orlando Pirates
2010
Cancelled due to 2010 FIFA World Cup
2011
Details
England
Tottenham Hotspur
3-0 South Africa
Orlando Pirates
Ellis Park, Johannesburg South Africa
Kaizer Chiefs
2012
Cancelled due to "time constraints".[1]

Invited African clubs[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

Invited European clubs[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2011[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vodacom Challenge cancelled". iol.co.za. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 

External links[edit]