MTN8 – Usuthu eye another win over CT City

AmaZulu players warming up

AmaZulu FC will be targeting another win over Cape Town City when the two teams meet in the MTN8 quarter-final match at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT.

Usuthu saw their unbeaten start to the current season come to an end when they lost 1-0 to Lamontville Golden Arrows at home in a DStv Premiership match on Wednesday in the KwaZulu-Natal Derby encounter.

The last time Usuthu won a major trophy was in 1992 – clinching the Coca-Cola Cup and their current head coach Brandon Truter has been tasked with ending the KwaZulu-Natal giants’ trophy drought this season.

Truter’s side will be confident of securing another win over City as Usuthu claimed a 2-1 victory against the Mother City side in a DStv Premiership match on August 13.

Meanwhile, City are coming off a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership match at home on Tuesday and it was their first victory of the season – extending their unbeaten run to three games in the process.

The Western Cape side won the MTN8 in 2018 and it was their second majorΒ trophy. The Citizens will be hoping to go all the way once again having reached last year’s MTN8 final where they lost to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The last cup meeting between AmaZulu and City was on 15 August 2021. City emerged as 2-1 winners in an MTN8 quarter-final match in Durban.

Head-to-head (since 2017)


Season Cup Result Scorers

2018/19 Telkom KO last 16 AmaZulu 2-0 CT City Tade, Ntuli
2021/22 MTN8 last 32 AmaZulu 1-2 City Majoro; Mashego, Mdantsane



City 2 1 0 1 2 3
AmaZulu 2 1 0 1 3 2


Season Result Scorers

2017/18 AmaZulu 1-0 CT City M. Gumede
2018/19 CT City 3-0 AmaZulu Fielies, Mthembu, Nodada
2018/19 AmaZulu 1-0 CT City Nyongo
2019/20 AmaZulu 2-1 City Ntuli 2; Mbatha (og)
2019/20 City 2-2 AmaZulu Ralani, Putsche; Ntuli (2)
2020/21 AmaZulu 1-1 City Majoro (pen); Agyemang
2020/21 City 1-5 AmaZulu Lakay; Mulenga, Xoki (pen), Majoro, Memela (pen), Sithebe
2021/22 AmaZulu 2-0 City Mulenga 2
2021/22 City 0-0 AmaZulu
2022/23 AmaZulu 2-1 City Kwem, Mhango; Mayo



City 13 3 3 7 12 19
AmaZulu 13 7 3 3 19 12