The popular Carling Black Label is back, but the latest edition of the pre-season Soweto derby will be like no other as the organisers have once again put on their thinking hats to come up with yet another unique experience for the football fans, the “Cup of Ages”.
In close partnership with Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, and Stadium Management, Carling Black Label is set to create a 90-minute spectacle with breathtaking football entertainment that will forever transform the way fans see football.
The innovative Cup of Ages match will see Amakhosi and their arch-rivals, the Buccaneers, face off with the greatest players, goals, and moments from the past eight Black Label Cup matches.
But this time, the battle will be witnessed from the living rooms, on SABC 1 on October 3.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the lockdown as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, football matches are played behind closed doors, as seen with the remaining PSL matches. As the premise of the Carling Black Label Cup is fan engagement, there were huge limitations in optimally engaging with the football-loving fans, media, teams, and every other stakeholder involved in this unique showcase of football, which ultimately led to the cancellation of the 2020 edition.
But at the launch at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday, panelists, who included former Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela, engaged in a range of topics about the match and what viewers should expect and why.
“What I know is that this is a summary of the matches played in the last eight matches,” said Komphela.
“It’ll be exciting to see what the organisers have come up with this time around. Let’s all wait and see.”
The organisers have also encouraged Champion fans of both clubs to amplify their voices by naming their ultimate starting 11 of players from the different years we saw in the Cup.