Nedbank Cup is the current name of South Africa’s premier club soccer knockout tournament. While many formats have been used over the years, the tournament has always been based on the idea of giving lower league and amateur teams a chance to compete with clubs from the top league for the cup.
Nedbank Cup Details:
Current champion: Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila F.C. (1st title)
Motto: ke yona (the one)
Most successful club(s): Kaizer Chiefs (13 titles)
The competition allows for the lower league and amateur teams to compete with clubs from the top league for the cup.
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South African Nedbank Cup History
The tournament was started in 1971 as the Life Challenge Cup, this name stayed in place until 1975. In 1976 and 1977, the tournament was known as the Benson and Hedges Trophy. From 1978 until 1987 the tournament was known as the Mainstay Cup. In 1988 the sponsorship was taken over by First National Bank, and was renamed the Bob Save Super Bowl. This name remained until 2001, however the tournament was not played in 1997. The tournament was again not played in 2002. The competition was then sponsored by ABSA between 2003 and 2007, and known as the ABSA Cup. Nedbank took over the sponsorship in 2008, and renamed the tournament the Nedbank Cup.
South African Nedbank Cup Format
The current format sees the 16 Premier Soccer League clubs, eight National First Division teams, as well as eight teams from the amateur ranks enter the main draw of 32 teams. The PSL teams enter the main draw automatically, while the NFD clubs need to play a single qualifier against other NFD clubs. The amateur teams go through a series of qualifiers to enter the main draw.
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The Nedbank Cup is the current name of South Africa’s premier club football knockout tournament. It was founded in 1971 and is run by the South Africa Football Association.