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Carling Confirm PSL All-Star XI, Give Khune Update

In the latest twist of events, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune looks set to line up in the All Star XI against Stellenbosch in the Carling Cup, while Pogiso Sanoka and Victor Letsoalo also entered the team.

Champion fans are in for a treat with a musical and football feast during the Carling Cup at The New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, 6 January 2024.

Carling Knockout champions Stellenbosch will take on a Carling All-Star team that was voted for by fans – assembling a mix of current stars and emerging talent which will be led by Orlando Pirates coach, Jose Riveiro.

The Carling Black Label Cup is set to bring Polokwane to a standstill with a not-to-be-missed musical festival on game day, featuring, Makhadzi, Limpopo’s Song of the Year winner King Monada, and legendary Kwaito artist Thebe.

Skeem Saam actor Clement Maosa “Kwaito”, who is also a dancer and musician, will be part of the many acts that will be entertaining champion fans on the day. Champion fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the show before the football spectacle.

Gates open at 12h00 and tickets are still available for R40 at TicketPro outlets nationwide.

“Carling Black Label is looking to give fans one of the most rewarding and engaging experiences in soccer. There has been excellent football enjoyed by millions throughout the Carling Knockout, and the Carling Cup should be no different.

“The Carling All-Stars sees fan-voted players from across the PSL come together to take on the champions of the Carling Knockout. Fans are also still able to get involved with R900 000 up for grabs in Fak’ iGoal Uzobona. The day also features a stunning line-up of big name musical performers that are sure to Fak’ uGesi. Fans can be part of this spectacle at the New Peter Mokaba stadium with tickets available at just R40 each,” said Carling Black Label’s brand director, Arne Rust.

R900 000 will be up for grabs with the Fak’ iGoal Uzobona initiative. Fak’ iGoal is a concept by champion beer Carling Black Label that has been encouraging teams throughout the Carling Knockout to score early to create excitement and as the tournament says to – Fak’ uGesi

All that Champions fans need to do is to correctly guess which team will score first and the minute the first goal will be scored on to stand a chance of winning. The figure decreases by R10 000 with each passing minute without a goal.

One lucky champion fan who will correctly guess the exact minute that first goal will be scored on will get the remaining amount. The team that will score that goal will also receive that amount. To enter, fans can dial *120*660# and follow the prompts. Ts&Cs apply, USSD 20c/20s.

There is also R2 million up for grabs to the team that will win the match, with the runners-up receiving R1 million.

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Carling also confirmed that “Khune is still in goal” despite Kaizer Chiefs stating on 22 December that their goalkeeper and former captain “is currently serving a suspension from all football-related activities at Kaizer Chiefs, and is therefore ineligible for selection” – a source told iDiski Times that the statement was loaded by error and withdrawn.

The fans will also have the power to vote for the Man of the Match who will pocket R100 000. Stellies’ Iqraam Rayners is chasing an impressive fifth successive Man of the Match nod after being the fan favourite in all of Stellenbosch’s matches in the competition so far.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.