After nearly three million votes were cast for the Carling All-Star XI, Jose Riveiro has been announced as the tactician to take charge of the team.
In the revamped Carling Black Label Cup, the Carling All-Star XI will take on Carling Knockout Cup winners Stellenbosch FC after they beat TS Galaxy 5-4 on penalties.
But fans didn’t only vote for their favourite players – six PSL stars plus five DStv Diski Challenge starlets in the line-up that was announced on Friday.
The fans also voted for the man on the sidelines and this year’s Carling All-Star team will be led by Orlando Pirates coach Riveiro after he received the most votes.
Coach Riveiro will also have two assistant coaches from the DStv Diski Challenge Champions (SuperSport United) and runners up (Pirates) from last season.
This sets up what promises to be an entertaining spectacle between Riveiro and Stellies’ Steve Barker, who has beaten the Spaniard twice this season already.
Overall, the two coaches have faced each other five times, with both coaches winning two games apiece and the other ending in a draw in games that produced 12 goals.