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Carling Black Label Cup teams update

Posted: 28 June 2011 Time: 14:02

With the inaugural Carling Black Label Cup just over a month away, we give you an update of how the teams are currently shaping up.

Staring with League champions Orlando Pirates, the team looks very much like the one which did duty for most of last season, with the exception of Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela.

‘Juju’s’ place is taken by red-hot Amaglug-glug striker Bongani Ndulula, who started a few games for the Buccaneers towards the end of last season, while Mark Mayambela gets the nod ahead of ‘Sox’.

For Kaizer Chiefs, Punch Masenamela gets the nod, despite being on the verge of a move to Mamelodi Sundowns, while Dominic Isaacs is preferred ahead of new signing Tefu Mashamaite.

Mandla Masango cracks the nod in midfield ahead of Tinashe Nengomashe, while Kaizer Motaung Jnr starts up-front alongside Knowledge Musona.

Team as they stand: Orlando Pirates: Moeneeb Josephs – Happy Jele, Lucky Lekgwathi, Rooi Mahamutsa, Ruben Cloete – Isaac Chansa, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Mark Mayambela – Katlego Mashego, Bongani Ndulula

Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune – Jimmy Tau, Thomas Sweswe, Dominic Isaacs, Punch Masenamela – Josta Dladla, Abia Nale, Mandla Masango, Siphiwe Tshabalala – Knowledge Musona, Kaizer Motaung Jnr also had a chat with Carling Black Label general manager Andrea Quaye about the Cup. How did you come up with the Carling Black Label Cup concept? Quaye: The campaign was workshoped by the brand team, sponsorship representatives from SAB, Ogilvy CPT and representatives from both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. The idea is routed in a deep consumer insight that says ‘Every soccer fan believes that they inherently have what it takes to be a coach’. The campaign idea sought to ignite this consumer frustration of not being able to influence the game and looked at ways which would address this frustration by really giving fans a chance to be the coach. This engaging and innovative idea not only gave fans the opportunity to put together a team of their choice that they would love to see play in the derby game between Orlando Pirates & Kaizer Chiefs, but also gave fans an opportunity to effect a live substitution on game day. The fans will also make the first substitution. How will this work? Quaye: Beyond fans being able to select a team of their choice they are also able to effect a live substitution on game-day and have a real influence on the outcome of the game by sending an SMS with the number of the player they want off the field - in the first half of the game. The substitution will take place in the 60th minute. It’s also important to know that every entry is counted and audited by one of South Africa’s largest independent accounting firms, Grant Thornton. So fans are guaranteed that each of their selections count. Many fans are upset that the PSL cancelled the Charity Cup so as ‘not to wear the players out’, but now there is this competition, and the other 14 PSL teams have been left out in the cold. Your response? Quaye: We started working on this campaign in 2010, so we were a long way into planning when the [Charity Cup] cancellation was announced. It’s also critical for us to emphasiwe the distinction of the Carling Black Label Cup to that of any other tournament that lives within the PSL. The Carling Black Label Cup is an agreement between three of South Africa’s iconic brands which all hold the biggest national footprint in South Africa in their respective rights, and therefore is a natural fit for both the brand and the two teams. It is also important to ensure that fans all over South African have the opportunity to “Be the Coach” and the supporter base of these two clubs affords this to the campaign.

Previous comments on this story...

Back - To - Back Trebble Champ Mopheme
posted: 02:15 pm
What a waist of time, Chimps can win this one as their last hope..!!!
posted: 02:28 pm
Does kick-off not have an editor??

It's Kaizer Chiefs not Kaiser, and it's emphasize not emphasiwe. . .gosh, the level of idiocity in today's articles is appalling.
posted: 02:29 pm
Does kick-off not have an editor??

It's Kaizer Chiefs not Kaiser, and it's emphasize not emphasiwe. . .gosh, the level of idiocity in today's articles is appalling.
posted: 02:32 pm
Does kick-off not have an editor??

It's Kaizer Chiefs not Kaiser, and it's emphasize not emphasiwe. . .gosh, the level of idiocy in today's articles is appalling.

posted: 02:34 pm
Please,Press should not force this as a replacement for charity.This tournament is just like Mangaung Cup,Macufe Cup,Majorile Charity Cup.They are pre-season Tournaments.The fact that it is more marketed that doesn't mean is more important than others.So,please stop this nonsense of saying this tournament is a replacement for Charity.There is no percentage for any Charity for this tournament like Vodacom Cup.I will be there.I don't need any approval from any of this bloggers.If you think you are not going there is none of your business.Try to think more and stop accepting everything that you hear from this reporters as they have their own agendas,which is to bring Pirates and Chiefs down to elevate their so called smaller teams.I don't care what they say.I will be there "Come rain or Shine"
posted: 02:36 pm
This thing will serve to prove that South African fans don't know football
posted: 03:02 pm
this jst shows dat those black label drinking cabbage farmers knw nothing abt football. They r going 2 the game with 4 wing middlefielders. To all of u baccaneers there is a space in the middle of the park as yeye.nengomasha.ncanana.yende are all missing sum stupid cabbage fans wil say ndladla wil play there n we all knw he cant occupy dat position. Maybe dats the reason y they support cabbage farm lack of soccer brains.
posted: 03:10 pm
People shuld stop blaming Chiefs and Pirates couse they got nothing to do with the cancellation of charity cup.
Swona Champ!
posted: 03:23 pm
charity was cancelled by PSL, all chairmen/women of the league, they are about 16 in total, their vote is above two(Khoza's and Motaung). so stop blaming OP for the cancelation of the spectacular!
is punch not going to sunflops?
Swona Champ!
posted: 03:29 pm
Josta Dladla, Abia Nale, Mandla Masango, Siphiwe Tshabalala? this is a two pairs that plays one position per pair! interesting!
posted: 04:41 pm
poor cup indeed i dont support it
posted: 06:45 pm
Carling cup whoa! what happen to mzansi soccer runners bcose it looklike some1 is fooling us with dis cup tornament which means we dnt need the coach in dis poor tornament is better to watch woman world cup than dis 30 july game
posted: 10:16 pm
i passionately h8 this cup, to think dat our league is congested resulting in the charity cup being sacrifies 4 this dump cup.I will neva support my team on that day
Mpofana Eeeeeeenhle
posted: 10:59 pm
Whatever!!! with Carling Black Label.

Kaizer Chiefs are real trendsetters. What a Jersey, Beautiful design, exquisite!!!! I will be the first one to buy both black n gold and white jersey!! KHOSI NOMA NINI!!!
posted: 02:41 am
Thank u Carling black label 4 the very boring idea. Y choose only two teams? Where else in da world have u seen such stupid idea? Cnt u c dis wil allow fans to boo our playerz? At first y didnt u take da league winner n nedbank winner? Mxm i wont even bother myself Ngalombhedo.
posted: 06:35 am
Some of dont lyk wht the Psl did 2 cancel da charity cup bcoz da so called Mr chairman (Irvin khoza) already knw that their teamz hav an agreement abt their teamz
posted: 07:39 am
@menzi khanyile man u stup!d hw can they take a league winner n the nedbank winner while u hv teams as selfish as the mighty buccaneers teams that want 2 win evrything on offer. That idea will work if all had ambition similar 2 that of cabbage farm the 1 cup per season policy.
posted: 06:14 pm
Ay. Black label, tnk u 4 dstroying r.s.a small teamz hopes.. Y Pirates and cHIVs, Y NT sundowns nd supersport,y nt maritz nd amazulu? Ay diz aint fair, u bgning 2 make da S.A major derby 2 b daily bread. Nw st gna b 8 derbies in a year. Plz ... Management of black label we happy 4 wht u dng 2 south africa. Bt diz aint fair atleast if it was all psl teamz
posted: 09:22 am
I don't understand what is the problem with Danny Jordan, wo does he work for after the 2010 wc. He appears i TV recently and comment on the unfair treatment the curling Black Label is giving to local teams. I bet he is jealous, why don't he concentrate on building SAFA cause that is what he wanted when he forced the best people who were take the association forward. Now Ivin and Kaizer are concentrating on building their respective team. I don't how he thinks, Pirates and Chiefs are big brands. No teams come close to those teams. So Danny you don't have to force Black Label to do thing they are not willing to do. That is a blackmail. And why do you all of a sudden get engaged in the PLS.
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