Tshabalala is king of the top 8
STANLEY "Screamer" Tshabalala is the most successful coach in the Top Eight Cup history, winning more trophies than any other coach.
These days an adviser to Orlando Pirates, it was with the Buccaneers that he had his first success in 1978 when in the formative years of his coaching career.
It was exactly another 10 years later when Tshabalala won for a second time, leading the expensively assembled Mamelodi Sundowns side to success over neighbours Arcadia in a derby cup final played at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg.
His third success came in 1990, again with Sundowns who had become a new force in those days 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 Eight success, although SuperSport boss Hunt has two trophies in the FA (Nedbank) Cup with Moroka Swallows and his current club.
Marques, now in his second spell with Moroka Swallows, has not previously won any silverware.