DURBAN – The battle for supremacy in the MTN8 will see local coaches going all out to defend their clubs’ pride. The local coaches have been dominant in the eight team knockout competition for the past four years while their foreign counterparts will want to end their barren run in the tournament.
The first action will see the defending champions, Cape Town City, tackle Polokwane City in the battle of the local versus foreign coaches on Saturday.
Benni McCarthy of the Citizens will go head-to-head with Serbian Zlatko Krmpotic of Rise and Shine at 3pm at Newlands Stadium. The former Bafana Bafana marksman reigned supreme last season and will be out to defend his crown.
Polokwane are oozing with confidence. They are unbeaten in the new season, and if the first two opening games are anything to go by, the Limpopo-based side are enjoying a new lease of life under the tutelage of Krmpotic.
City are also unbeaten after two matches, with one win and a draw to start their league campaign.