Last MTN8 Encounter

Last MTN8 Encounter

 

Only two players across both squads were present when the two sides last squared off in the MTN8 final.

Pirates skipper, Happy Jele did not feature when his side triumphed 1-0 to head into the MTN8 semis in August 2012, but was part of the matchday squad.

His Celtic counterpart Ndumiso Mabena made the starting line-up, albeit in the colours of the Soweto Giants, and was substituted in the second half for Thulasizwe Mbuyane.

Goals Scored 

Since Bloemfontein Celtic’s return to the premier division, a total of 77 goals have been scored in this fixture, with 30 falling the way of Phunya Sele Sele, while Orlando Pirates have scored 47.

Out of the current crop of players at either side, Bucs striker Gabadinho Mhango has been the most prolific goal-scorer with three goals in matches between the two teams.

The Malawian international has scored two in Buccaneers colours, with his other goal coming during his spell with the Free State-based outfit.

The final in Durban is the first played on neutral ground between these two sides, and kicks off at 18:00.

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