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Swallows and Cape Town City will battle it out for a place in the MTN8 final when they square off in the semi-final second leg at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday.

The match kicks off at 6pm.

In the first leg, the Citizens welcomed the Dube Birds to the Athlone Stadium, but neither side were able to grab any meangingful advantage as they played out to a goalless draw.


Swallows will meet City for the second time in six days after they played to a goalless draw in their DStv Premiership encounter at the Dobsonville Stadium this past weekend in what was a curtain-raiser to the second leg of their MTN8 semi-final.

That result meant both fixtures so far this season have ended goalless as the teams cancelled each other out.

The Dube Birds won the MTN8 trophy back in 2012 when they secured a 2-1 win over SuperSport United under the guidance of then head coach Zeca Marques.

City, meanwhile, have appeared in every top eight competition since the club was formed in 2016, finishing as runners up in 2017 before returning to lift the trophy the following season.

Swallows will be without coach Brandon Truter, who is currently on ‘special leave’ with his assistant Simo Dladla in charge, while coach Eric Tinkler will be in the dug-out for City as he looks to win this trophy for a second time.

Ruzaigh Gamildien is currently Swallows’ top scorer in the competition after he bagged a brace to help his side overcome defending champions Orlando Pirates. Although he didn’t score in the first leg, Gamildien will play a vital role in the second leg and remains a constant source of goals for his club.

Terrence Mashego, still just 23, has been one of City’s standout performers this season and has established himself as a key member of the first team. He has already found the back of the net in the competition in the opening game (against AmaZulu) and with his stamina and great pace on the ball, Mashego will offer City plenty of options in the final third.

The winners will face Sundowns or Golden Arrows.

Suggested bet: Under 2.5 goals

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