Two goals from Buhle Mkhwanazi and Thulani Hlatshwayo downed Orlando Pirates when Bidvest Wits beat them 2-1 during their MTN8 quarterfinal clash at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday night.
The opening day of the National First Division season saw wins for AmaTuks, Mthatha Bucks, Santos and Thanda Royal Zulu, while the KZN derby was drawn.
Chippa United advanced to the MTN8 semifinals after beating Platinum Stars 2-0 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Cape Town City booked their place in the MTN8 Cup semifinals after defeating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.
This weekend sees the start of the National First Division marathon, a race that carries the biggest incentive of them all – promotion to the Absa Premiership.
The first cup competition of the season kicks off on Friday when the MTN8 opening round takes centre stage in Cape Town.
Just two players have been ruled out from the opening round of the MTN8 starting this weekend.
With the biggest prize on offer - promotion to the PSL – the National First Division invariably dishes up nine months of exhilarating action, drama, thrills and spills.
The 2016 edition of the MTN8 competition will kick-off on Friday night with a clash between Cape Town City FC and Kaizer Chiefs at the awe-striking Cape Town Stadium.
Orlando Pirates defender Lucky Lekgwathi confirmed his retirement on Wednesday ahead of his club's match against Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.