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Khoza Makes Huge Carling Black Label Cup Announcement

Premier Soccer League chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza has made a special announcement about the Carling Black Label Cup during a press conference on Friday.

After recently introducing the new Carling Knockout Cup, which will start from 2022/23, Khoza confirmed the return of the Carling Black Label Cup.

However, the tournament format will change, with four teams set to compete in the new Carling Cup and fans voting for those four teams to take part in the competition with all 16 DStv Premiership being available for selection.

“It is in the public interest that we announce all of the things the we’re embarking on as a league,” he said.

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“I’m at this podium to announce a very interesting, exciting tournament.

“I want to welcome as I announce the competition the Carling Black Label Cup returns. Remember the Carling Cup was a winter competition, now it’s transforming to a summer competition.

“November 12 is the date that we’ve agreed to allow this competition to take place.

“Four teams will be voted in by the supporters, finals of the winners will be played on that day.

“A lot more details will be given in September.”

Khoza also confirmed the prize money for the the teams, saying all 16 DStv Premiership can partake but only the four teams with most votes will actually play in two semi-finals, with the winners facing each other in the final and the losers in a third-place playoff.

“Teams that are not winning the vote, will get R100,000 each for having been in draw,” he added.

“The top four [who will compete in the Carling Black Label Cup] are getting R2 million each. The winner gets an extra R2 million, but R500,000 of it will go to a fan and another R500,000 to a charity of his/her choice.

“It’s a once-off, it’s not going to be happening every year because Carling were looking for a tournament during the mid-season break due to the FIFA World Cup.”

The Premier Soccer League added via a statement that: “As with previous encounters, Champions fans will have unprecedented power and influence over the beautiful game, as they will be selecting their preferred starting XI and Captain for each of the four teams.

“In September, make sure to look out for comms from Carling Black Label on how to vote your club into the coveted top 4 spots.” 

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