The MTN 8 final was played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa between Cape Town City and Super Sport United on the 14th October 2017.
Super Sport United became a goal down to Cape Town City at half time courtesy of a goal from SibusisoMasina. The Cape Town City side broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute through a superb finish from SibusisoMasina, whose shot passed the bottom corner.
Super Sport United equalized in the 79th minute through Thabo Mnyamane which sent the match into extra time, Super Sport were forced to play the remainder of the game with 10 men after Mnyamane was injured immediately after scoring a goal and was forced to go off. It was the goalscorer last action of the night as a groin injury saw him stretched off, leaving his Pretoria side to play the remainder of the game with 10 men after coach Eric Tinkler has already used up all his three substitutes.
Cape Town City continued to look dangerous when they got some momentum going forward and it took some sharp reflexes from the goal keeper Williams to keep Lyle Lakay from doubling the lead in the 36th minute.
The match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes of regulation time and 30 minutes of extra time, therefore forcing thegame into penalties. The brilliant keeper of Super Sport Ronwen Williams who saved two spot kicks from Lyle Lakay and Judas Moseamedi ensured that his side won their second top eight trophy in their history clamining the prize money of R8 million.
The game ended 4-2 on penalties with Grobler, Dean Furman, TebogoMokoena and Dove Wome all sloting their spot kicks home for SuperSport.
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