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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena opts not to touch the trophy saying they will only touch it when they win it.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki believes seven times in a row league champions Mamelodi Sundowns are beatable; if one can carefully identify and exploit their weaknesses and capitalise on them.

Ntseki, a former Bafana Bafana coach, made these remarks when he addressed a media conference at the headquarters of the Premier Soccer League ahead of his side’s MTN 8 first-leg semi-final clash at the FNB Stadium on September 2.

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro is adamant no team will stop them from successfully defending their MTN8 crown.

The MTN8 defending champions are set to play Stellenbosch this weekend in the first leg of the semi-final to be played at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday.

Riveiro concedes it will be a tough outing but the Sea Robbers are determined to go all the way and successfully defend their crown.

That means they are confident of beating either Mamelodi Sundowns or old rivals Kaizer Chiefs if they make it to the final.