The most unique cup competition in South Africa, Carling Black Label Cup, will once again showcase two of the top Mzansi football teams this coming Saturday July 27. The competition has been running for 2 years and Saturday will wrap up the 3rd year.
Quick info on how this works: The Carling Black Label cup is unique in that it allows the fans to decide who plays and who warms the bench. Fans are allowed to select the starting lineups of both Orlando Pirates and their rivals Kaizer Chiefs leading to the competition. We as fans are also allowed, during the initial 45mins of the game, to select who should get substituted. All these can be done via an sms which will indicate the jersey number of the player we want to see in the field. On the day, the 2 Soweto giants will be coached by 2 of the luckiest fans in Mzansi.
For the past 2 years, Orlando Pirates have been the champions of the Carling Black Label Cup, and bragging rights have been in order for the Mighty Baccanneers. This year, the current PSL champions, Kaizer Chiefs, will aim to “Reclaim The Glory” as they have been saying this past league season.