- Voting has begun in earnest for the teams fortunate enough to participate in this year's four-team Carling Black Label Cup
- The tournament will take place on 12 November, around the time the Premier Soccer League will take a break for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
- Unsurprisingly, Kaizer Chiefs led the tally, followed by arch-rivals Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns
The Carling Black Label Cup was launched in a glittering event at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday.
The one-day event will take place on 12 November 2022 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg. This year’s edition will see all 16 PSL teams participate in the voting with the four most voted teams being involved in the one-day tournament.
Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza confirmed the return of the Carling Black Label Cup at the end of July.
However, the tournament's format will change, with four teams competing. Fans can vote for these four teams from the pool of 16 in the DStv Premiership.
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The final four will get R2 million each, with the winner receiving an extra R2 million. Of this amount, R500 000 will go to a fan, with another R500 000 donated to a charity of their choice.
Kaizer Chiefs currently leads the voting with 270 006 votes, followed by Orlando Pirates on 192 914 and Mamelodi Sundowns with 94 016. The fourth spot is closely contested, and is now held by Swallows, who have received 47 412 votes so far.
Voting can be done by getting hold of a promotional Carling Black Label beer, dialling *120*660# and following the prompts. It is only open to those over the age of 18.
Star man Vincent Pule wants Orlando Pirates to challenge for all trophies on offer
Much is expected from Orlando Pirates this season when it comes to challenging for silverware this season.
Under the tutelage of Spaniard Jose Riveiro, the Buccaneers are regarded as a real threat to overlords Mamelodi Sundowns, who currently have every trophy on offer, SPorts Brief reported. The 30-year-old Pule was speaking at the Carling Black Label Cup launch that was held at Soccer City in the south of Johannesburg.
The tournament will consist of four teams that will compete for the trophy in a single-day event on the 12th of November.