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MTN 8 - Football competition in the PSL

  The MTN 8 is a football competition in South African PSL. The competition was first initiated in 1972 and has had 3 different sponsorships since its inception: (1) BP (2) SAA and (3) MTN. MTN is the current sponsor and has been sponsoring the completion since 2008. The MTN 8 is competed by the top 8 teams of the previous season PSL season. MTN 8 2020 The 2020 MTN 8 competition saw Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Supersport United, Cape Town City, TTM, Maritzburg United and Bloemfontein Celtic contend for the illustrious trophy.  Mamelodi Sundowns who were the favourites of the tournament were knockout by Bloemfontein Celtic in first round. Unbeleivably Sundowns have never won the MTN 8 and last won the SAA Super 8 in 2007. MTN 8 2020 Semi Finals The MTN 8 will see Kaizer Chiefs versus Orlando Pirantes and Supersport United versus Bloemfontein Celtic.  Both Pirates and Chiefs have last lifted a trophy 6 years ago. Bloemfontein have only ever won one trophy in their

10 Most Expensive Transfers Defenders

It is unbelievable who much football teams are willing to pay for defenders these days, as modern football changes from an attackers game to a tactical game. Coaches valuing clean sheets before goals. The concept of you score and we will score more than you, does not exist anymore!  Arsène Wenger in his time at Arsenal refused to spend money on defenders, which led to his  failure to win more English Premier League (EPL) titles and the elusive UEFA Champions League trophy. Centre backs are a rare commodity in world football and 6 of the defenders in the top 10 list of highest transfers paid for defenders are centre backs. Right back's and left back's now play an even more crucial role in modern football, in many occasions assisting in creating goal scoring opportunities. Manchester City has 6  defenders on the list which not only shows the team's financial muscle but emphasizes the importance of a solid defense is critical in modern football. While Manchester Unite