Katsande losing Black Label votes


George Maluleka has moved into the midfield position Katsande had been occupying as the votes continue to pour in from across the country.

Knowledge Musona, who may not even be a Chiefs midfielder on July 26 as negotiations for his signature continue, is by far the most-voted-for outfield player with more than 330 000 votes.

Chiefs and Pirates supporters have cast over 6 million votes for their fan-selected line-ups ahead of the showpiece fixture at FNB Stadium.

Voting for fans this year has also been made more easily accessible, as they can now go to www.carlingblacklabel.co.za and put together their strongest starting XIs.

CURRENT TEAMS (as at 4/6/14)
*number of votes so far in brackets

Kaizer Chiefs
Itumeleng Khune (975 330)
Siboniso Gaxa (122 035)
Tefu Mashamaite (147 809)
Erick Mathoho (172 512)
Tsepo Masilela (133 811)
George Lebese (157 318)
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (146 917)
George Maluleka (138 551)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (166 537)
Katlego Mphela (291 874)
Knowledge Musona (330 164)
Orlando Pirates
Senzo Meyiwa (459 138)
Happy Jele (107 688)
Siyabonga Sangweni (98 687)
Rooi Mahamutsa (96 802)
Thabo Matlaba (114 022)
Tlou Segolela (88 364)
Oupa Manyisa (130 574)
Sifiso Myeni (68 839)
Daine Klate (100 993)
Lehlohonolo Majoro (211 151)
Kermit Erasmus (185 032)

Fans can still vote for their starting lineups until 22 July 2014 by purchasing a Carling Black Label beer and either dialing *120*764* or going to the website mentioned above. They must then enter their unique code found on the underside of the bottle cap or can pull ring and the # sign (with no spaces in between), and can then choose the team they would like to manage, and the players they would like to see start.

The Carling Black initiative also comes with an experience of a lifetime for two lucky fans; one representing Kaizer Chiefs and the other Orlando Pirates. The two 'consumer coaches' will be selected to be coaches of their respective teams on game-day and get to be with their teams at training, sit in the pre-match briefing and be part of the dugout with their favourite team.

In order to be eligible for this competition, Champion Coaches must vote either via their cellphone or at www.carlingblacklabel.co.za a minimum of 11 times. Fans can further join the Coaches Forum to take their coaching credentials to the next level with exclusive interviews and content, improved player stats and a chance to win a share of R3-million airtime or tickets to the game.