Carling Black Label Cup

Carling Black Label Cup

13112808_995968793814016_689406675943521033_oEvent   Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates (Carling Black Label Cup )

Venue  FNB Stadium

Date     30 July 2016

The Carling Black Label is back and defending Champions Orlando Pirates will take on their rivals Kaizer Chiefs in another pre- season Cup encounter.

The match which saw the largest crowd recorded last year will see the two clubs battle it out in the 6th edition of the cup.

Orlando Pirates have been dominating the pre-season cup match, winning the trophy four times with Kaizer Chiefs winning it once.

The match is used as a platform to test new players and as a pre-season game for both clubs.

Fans and supporters vote in for the players which they want to start the game and are then given another opportunity to substitute at half time.

One coach for each side is chosen by the Carling Black Label audit team to lead the club on match day.

The coaches join the team for training, camp and also pre-match meal with the team.

Enjoy being around their idols and in turn coach them for the day.

The coaches seats on the bench with the club coaches and technical team.

Players who performed well in the previous season and are supporters favourite always get the supporters votes.

At times, the votes are based on the popularity of the players and most skillful players have enjoyed being selected for the starting line-up ahead of hard working players.

Oupa Manyisa and Itumeleng Khune have been enjoying being among the favourites to be voted in ahead of other players.

Former Pirates star Mark Mayambela was a favourite and didn’t live up to expectations.

Club coaches make the best of the game in order to have an idea of who is doing well in pre-season and are ready to be part of the team for the upcoming season.

Fans are mostly rewarded with a win over their arrivals and have bragging right before the ABSA Premiership commences.

With Oupa Manyisa being voted as a player in the starting line-up, will he be fit to play for the Buccaneers and steer the club to another cup glory?

Will the Amakhosi new players get a chance to play in front of a full capacity stadium?

Previous Winners :


2011 Orlando Pirates 0-0
4-3 pen.
Kaizer Chiefs FNB Stadium
2012 Orlando Pirates 1-1
Kaizer Chiefs FNB Stadium
2013 Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Orlando Pirates FNB Stadium
2014 Orlando Pirates 0-0
6-5 pen.
Kaizer Chiefs FNB Stadium
2015 Orlando Pirates 1-1
Kaizer Chiefs FNB Stadium