South African football fans are in for yet another thrilling edition of the Carling Black Label Cup as the votes have been cast, the teams have been chosen by champion fans, and the matches have been confirmed! All that is left is for the fans to ‘Be The Coach’ by ensuring that they pick their side’s strongest starting line-up and reserve their seats to Mzansi’s favourite Cup game taking place on Saturday, 12 November at the FNB Stadium.

Tickets to the historic one-day event have been on sale, and fans are now urged to secure their places and avoid a last-minute rush. Match day tickets can only be purchased through Ticketmaster or Computicket (including selected Shoprite/Checkers stores). One ticket will grant fans access to a full day of matches (please note no pass outs) and are available in three categories: Level 5 which sells for R80, Level 1 – R140, and Level 2 for R200. The FNB stadium also offers hospitality packages which are sold through SAIL at

In the first semi-final, Mamelodi Sundowns will take on AmaZulu at 09h30, followed by the Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at 12h00. There will be a penalty shootout for the third place at 15h30, with the final set to kick off at 17h00.

The Carling Black Label Cup will continue with its uniqueness in giving champion fans all the power to select the starting XIs for all the four teams that are participating in the Cup. “The selection of the teams may have closed, however, as the Champion Coaches of their teams, fans must now select which players they want to see take on the field come match day. They can vote for the Starting X1 until the 6th of November when the fans will then determine who their match day captain will be; and then on match day, once again, the fans will decide on which player deserves to be the man of the match. “said Carling Black Label Brand Director, Arné Rust.

This year, voting has multiple benefits as it empowers the voices of Champion Fans, and in 2022, one lucky champion fan stands to walk away with R100 000 in cash just for voting.

“Carling Black Label is always looking to give back, especially now as we approach Christmas and people want to end the year on a high. What better way to do it than winning

To vote, football fans over the age of 18 can purchase a selected Carling Black Label beer and dial *120*660*unique code#; and select their starting line-up.

Written by Thapelo Magola

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