Screamer still the most successful Top8 coach
STANLEY "Screamer" Tshabalala is the most successful coach in Top 8 history, having won more trophies than any other coach.
These days an adviser to Orlando Pirates, Tshabalala had his first success with the Buccaneers in 1978, during the formative years of his coaching career.
Exactly 10 years later he won for a second time, leading the expensively assembled Mamelodi Sundowns to success over neighbours Arcadia in a derby cup final played at the Rand stadium in Johannesburg.
Tshabalala's third success came in 1990, again with Sundowns, who had become a new force then on the back of Zola Mahobe's illicit gains.
Tshabalala became Bafana Bafana coach two years later.
Tomorrow's cup final coaches, Zeca Marques and Gavin Hunt, are both looking for their first Top 8 success, although Supersport boss Hunt has two trophies in the Nedbank Cup - with Moroka Swallows and his current club.
Marques - in his second spell with Swallows - has not won any silverware so far.
Top 8 winning coaches
1972 - Nick Koapeng (Orlando Pirates)
1973 - Kaizer Motaung (Kaizer Chiefs)
1974 - (January) - Tony Sanderson (Pirates)
1974 - (December) - Eddie Lewis (Chiefs)
1975 - Joseph Moloi (Moroka Swallows)
1976 - Eddie Lewis and Elkim Khumalo (Chiefs)
1977 - no competition
1978 - Stanley Tshabalala (Pirates)
1979 - Antonio Foria (Swallows)
1980 - Thomas Ngobe (Black Aces)
1981 - Chris Ngcobo (Chiefs)
1982 - Kaizer Motaung (Chiefs)
1983 - Brian Goldrick (Pirates)
1984 - Julie Kaplan (Wits)
1985 - Joe Frickleton (Chiefs)
1986 - Stan Lapot (Arcadia)
1987 - Ted Dumitru (Chiefs)
1988 - Stanley Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)
1989 - Jeff Butler (Chiefs)
1990 - Stanley Tshabalala (Sundowns)
1991 - Jeff Butler (Chiefs)
1992 - Franky Mbale (Chiefs)
1993 - Geoff Hudson (Pirates)
1994 - Philippe Troussier (Chiefs)
1995 - John Lathan (Wits)
1996 - Viktor Bondarenko (Pirates)
2000 - Gordon Igesund (Pirates)
2001 - Muhsin Ertugral (Chiefs)
2002 - Boebie Solomons (Santos)
2003 - Jomo Sono (Jomo Cosmos)
2004 - Pitso Mosimane (Supersport United)
2005 - Pal Dolezar (Bloem Celtic)
2006 - Ernst Middendorp (Chiefs)
2007 - Gordon Igesund (Sundowns)
2008 - Muhsin Ertugral (Chiefs)
2009 - Manqoba Mngqithi (Golden Arrows)
2010 - Ruud Krol (Pirates)
2011 - Julio Cesar Leal (Pirates)