2019 Carling Black Label Cup Preview

The Carling Black Label Cup 2019 is set to light up the FNB Stadium this Saturday. After both teams have went out into the market and bolstered their respective squads, the annual showpiece is primed to offer fireworks of epic proportions. The one-day competition is the curtain-raiser of the Absa Premier League, contested between the Soweto giants Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

As the last game of each club’s pre-season training, the match is used to gauge how far each team has progressed from last season. Additionally, the cup competition gives fans a chance to see the new signings in action for the first time thanks to the tournament’s unique structure. Sponsored by alcohol beverage Carling Black Label, fans vote for the starting lineup along with the substitutes during the game.

Carling Black Label Cup Starting Lineup

After unveiling their new home and away kits for the 2019/20 season earlier this week, both teams are set to give debuts to a host of players this weekend. Despite it being a friendly match, there will be no love lost in the field of play. Orlando Pirates have made a total of nine new signings after offloading a squad of fringe players. These players will be looking to make their mark and impress the crowd of fans that voted for them based on their exploits last season.

Kaizer Chiefs, on the other hand, had a season that they would rather forget about. After failing to qualify for the MTN8, they let go of 13 players only to bring on board four new signings. They will hold for better fortunes this season, and it starts this weekend. Here’s a list of each teams’ starting eleven as things stand. The Carling Black Label Cup votes 2019 are still open and you can make your voice heard.

2019 Carling Black Label Cup Preview

Orlando Pirates Starting XI Carling Black Label Cup

  • Wayne Sandilands, Mthokozisi Dube, Happy Jele, Justice Chabalala, Innocent Maela, Thembinkosi Lorch, Vincent Pule, Ben Motshwari, Luvuyo Memela, Augustine Mulenga, Justin Shonga

Kaizer Chiefs Starting XI Carling Black Label Cup

  • Bruce Bvuma, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Daniel Cardoso, Mulomowandau Mahoho, Lorenzo Gordinho, Joseph Molangoane, Siphelele Ntshangase, George Maluleka, Khama Billiat, Lazarous Kambole, and Bernard Parker.

Carling Black Label Cup Winners History

Below is a list of past winners of the Black Label Cup.

SeasonWinnerScoreRunner-up
2011Orlando Pirates0-0 (4-3 Pen.)Kaizer Chiefs
2012Orlando Pirates1-1 (5-4 Pen.)Kaizer Chiefs
2013Kaizer Chiefs1-0Orlando Pirates
2014Orlando Pirates0-0 (6-5 Pen.)Kaizer Chiefs
2015Orlando Pirates1-1 (4-3 Pen.)Kaizer Chiefs
2016Kaizer Chiefs2-0Orlando Pirates
2017Kaizer Chiefs1-0Orlando Pirates

Make sure you catch the game live and buy your ticket for this weekends game. You can find great odds on the game at our recommended sportsbooks for South African bettors.

  • Date: Sat, 27 Jul
  • Time: 15:00 PM
  • Venue: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg South
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