South Africa 1996


NB: due to transition from calendar season to July-June season no league
    (instead a half-season qualifying for the league cup was played).

"Super Bowl"

Semifinals:

Orlando Pirates 4-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Jomo Cosmos     1-0 Cape Town Spurs

Final (Nov 23)
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Jomo Cosmos
  [90' Andries Sebola]

Orlando Pirates qualified for CWC 1997.

Third Place Match
Kaizer Chiefs   6-1 Cape Town Spurs

[Cape Town Spurs were defending cup winners.]


Coca Cola Challenge Cup (League Cup)

League Phase Final Table:

 1.Kaizer Chiefs        17  10   6   1  39-14  36
 2.Orlando Pirates      17   9   7   1  31-13  33
 3.Vaal Professionals   17  10   3   4  24-17  33
 4.Manning Rangers      17   9   3   5  37-23  30
 5.Bloemfontein Celtic  17   8   6   3  24-18  30
 6.Moroka Swallows      17   6   6   5  17-17  24
 7.Jomo Cosmos          17   7   3   7  13-15  24
 8.Supersport United    17   6   5   6  23-18  23
 9.Amazulu              17   6   5   6  21-18  23  
10.Cape Town Spurs      17   5   8   4  19-19  23
11.Wits University      17   6   5   6  16-18  23
12.Mamelodi Sundowns    17   6   3   8  14-16  21  
13.Qwa Qwa Stars        17   5   5   7  19-23  20
14.Umtata Bucks         17   5   5   7  17-22  20
15.Real Rovers          17   5   4   8  24-32  19  
16.Hellenic             17   5   3   9  24-25  18
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17.Witbank Aces         17   2   6   9  12-30  12
18.Crystal Brains       17   1   1  15   5-41   4 

NB: Crystal Brains replaced by or renamed to Warriors for 1996/97 season.

Top 16 qualified for knock-out phase

Coca-Cola Cup 1996 - Knock-Out Phase

First Round [1 vs 16, 2 vs 15 etc]
[Aug 2]
Manning Rangers     1-2 QwaQwa Stars
  [Simon Makhubela; Emeka Mamale, Youssouf Traore   [pen]] 
[Aug 3]
Orlando Pirates     0-0 Real Rovers           [aet, 4-3 pen]
Pretoria City       1-1 AmaZulu               [aet, 4-3 pen]
  [Aaron Ngwenya; Alban Newman]
Vaal Professionals  0-1 Umtata Bucks
  [Mongi Rula]
[Aug 4]
Bloemfontein Celtic 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns 
  [Daniel Mudau]
Kaizer Chiefs       1-0 Hellenic
  [Lefa Gqosha]
Moroka Swallows     0-1 Wits University 
  [Dougie Williams]
Jomo Cosmos         2-0 Cape Town Spurs
  [Nuro (2)]
 
Quarterfinals
[Aug 23]
Wits University     1-2 QwaQwa Stars 
  [Dougie Williams; Gordon Ewen (og), Kevin Rafferty (og)]
[Aug 24]
Kaizer Chiefs       1-2 Pretoria City         [aet]
  [Thabang Lebese; Marc Batchelor (2)]
[Aug 25]
Mamelodi Sundowns   0-0 Jomo Cosmos           [aet, 5-4 pen]
Umtata Bush Bucks   1-1 Orlando Pirates       [aet, 4-1 pen]
  [Wilfred Mugeyi; Helman Mkhalele]
 
Semifinal
[Sep 28]
QwaQwa Stars        1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns
  [Robson Muchichwa]
Umtata Bush Bucks   3-2 SuperSport United
  [Wilfred Mugeyi (2), David Nogwaza; Thomas Madigage 70,
   Eugene Zwane 72]

NB: Pretoria City franchise name changed to SuperSport United
 
Final [Nov 16]
QwaQwa Stars        1-1 Umtata Bush Bucks     [aet]
  [Fees Moloi; Joseph Leepo]
 
Final Replay [Nov 20]
Umtata Bush Bucks   1-0 QwaQwa Stars
  [William Mugeyi 38]

Bush Bucks qualify for the 1997 CAF Cup.  They were also 1993 winners
of the League Cup.



BP Top Eight Cup 1996

Final (at Durban, 2nd match; 1st match 1-1)

Orlando Pirates    3-0 Qwa Qwa Stars
  [Jerry Skosana, Andries Sebola, Helman Mkhalele]

1995.

1996/97.

list of champions.

list of cup winners.


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