Carling Knockout Cup: Prize Money Breakdown and Fixture Dates Announced by PSL, Popular Brand

Carling Knockout Cup: Prize Money Breakdown and Fixture Dates Announced by PSL, Popular Brand

Jarryd Westerdale
updated at October 17, 2023 at 7:16 AM
In this article:
South Africa Premier Soccer League logo
ZA Premier League
South Africa
  • The Carling Knockout Cup is a competition aimed at increasing supporter engagement
  • The overall prize money for the 16-team elimination tourney is now set at R20.2 million
  • The draw for the competition was done on October 10 and matches begin on October 18

Before getting in the boat, you may want to know what bait is at the end of the hook.

Knockout football fans will not have to wait long for the start of the Carling Knockout Cup, which officially kicks off on Wednesday, October 18.

For the participating clubs, the rewards on offer have been confirmed, with teams earning R250 000 just for being in the draw.

Carling Knockout, Black label, R20.2 million, prize money.
Carling Black Label and the PSL have announced a R20.2 million overall purse for the Carling Knockout Cup. Photo: @AccountingLoung.
Source: Twitter

All 16 Premier Soccer League teams were eligible for the draw and after keeping guests in suspense, the PSL announced the figures that matter over the weekend.

The winners of the competition will earn a collective R9.6 million from their four matches, with the bulk being the R6.6 million earned from winning the final.

Each stage has a staggered cash reward, with teams earning a R250 000 participation fee for every appearance.

Falling short in a final is always difficult but the losing finalists will receive R2.6mil in prize money to soften the blow.

The Carling Knockout Cup will begin on Wednesday, just a day after Bafana Bafana's friendly with Ivory Coast in Abidjan.

The first fixture will see TS Galaxy host Mamelodi Sundowns at Mbombela Stadium and on Friday night, Orlando Pirates host Cape Town Spurs at Orlando Stadium.

Saturday has four games including Golden Arrows vs. Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs against Amazulu.

The weekend and last 16 round concludes with Richards Bay vs. Moroka Swallows and Polokwane City travelling to Tshwane to face SuperSport United.

Fan input key for Carling Cup

Sports Brief previously reported on how Carling Black Label aims to boost fan engagement in the knockout cup.

The beer company is hoping to replicate the interest generated through the fan-driven Carling Black Label Cup.

A central incentive is the Fak 'iGoal Uzobona factor which has prize money relative to the minute a goal is scored.

Jarryd Westerdale photo
Jarryd Westerdale
Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
South Africa