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First Soweto Derby Postponed

The Carling Black Label Cup Between Chiefs & Pirates Has Been Called Off

By Soccer Laduma - May 07, 2018 10:16 AM

There will be one less Soweto Derby in the coming season, with the first meeting between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates being postponed until next year.

South Africa's two biggest clubs usually meet in the Carling Black Label Cup prior to the start of the season, although it has been confirmed that that will not be the case this year due to the FIFA World Cup that gets underway in June, although it is expected back in 2019.

AB InBev, the brewing company that owns Black Label, also has Budweiser on their portfolio and say they will be focusing on that sponsorship as an official World Cup partner.

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A statement sent out this morning said, "The Carling Black Label Champion Cup will be postponed in 2018, to allow our new stable-mate in the AB InBev portfolio, Budweiser the King of Beers, to activate their global sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup, over the June and July period.

"AB InBev intends to leverage the company’s global sponsorship of the FIFA 2018 World Cup to bring fans a unique and engaging experience of the global showpiece. Activities are planned in South Africa throughout the duration of the tournament, over June and July, the period which traditionally hosts the Carling Black Label Champion Cup."
 
Meanwhile, Grant Pereira, Carling Black Label's Director, added: “We fully understand our consumers’ anticipation of the Carling Black Label Champion Cup as it has become South Africa’s most sought-after pre-season showpiece. However, as Budweiser is now part of our AB InBev family, it is the company’s intent to celebrate and support the activations around the FIFA World Cup and allow fans the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the tournament. 

“Our commitment to local football, and the fans of local football, is stronger than ever before: In August 2018 we will launch our new partnership with the Premier Soccer League, which aims to bring our consumers an unprecedented fan experience throughout the season, across all 16 teams, and in 2019 we expect to bring back the Carling Black Label Champion Cup in a refreshed format”.

It now remains to be seen what Chiefs and Pirates will organise as their flagship game for the upcoming pre-season preparations before the 2018/19 campaign gets underway. 


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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Joined: 26 Feb 2015
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela May 10, 2018 07:09 AM
Sorry editor there is no longer derby in Soweto after Swallows was relegated.It's only the achirivals
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skroef May 09, 2018 11:22 AM
@mbixane kwaaaàaaàaaaaaaaa
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skroef May 09, 2018 11:22 AM
@mbixane kwaaaàaaàaaaaaaaa
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skroef May 09, 2018 11:21 AM
@ mbixane kwaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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skroef May 09, 2018 11:21 AM
Good news we are sick and tired of this beer cup
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Chicharito07 May 08, 2018 09:19 PM
Great news
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slivo ledimo May 08, 2018 04:04 PM
Charity spectecular.everyone benefit.supporters benefit.teams bwnefit.nd also charity benefit.all teams get to show case material they have
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mbixane May 08, 2018 03:02 PM
Useless cup that can help Steve Komphela in his CV to get the job as a coach in Syria national team.
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pato May 08, 2018 02:49 PM
K chiefs wont have the squad to play sundowns, the exodus at chiefs is starting on the 12th of may 2018, word is that the likes of wash and wear and xolisa what what will get a chance to play sundowns under 12s.Coach will be Junior Khanye
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Daddy1 May 08, 2018 01:07 PM
This Eggs Cup is useless.
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Daddy1 May 08, 2018 01:05 PM
Eggs Cup this one cos 0-0 is a guaranteed jackpot
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Daddy1 May 08, 2018 01:03 PM
It's called Eggs Derby because 0-0 is a guaranteed results
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Pro2008 Joined: 30 Mar 2014
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Pro2008 May 08, 2018 12:08 PM
Yeah Charity Cup is the best not ths Black Label thing,Charity Cup allows teams to parade their new signings
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Vamza May 08, 2018 12:06 PM
Useless CBL noba ayibuyanga
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kzorog May 08, 2018 10:33 AM
First nyaupe derby
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Bucs King May 08, 2018 09:37 AM
CBL is boring because it only give people who drink alcohol the opportunity in teams selection
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Bucs King May 08, 2018 09:34 AM
Charity Cup was more entertaining than this beer cup... even if they cancel it for 5years we won't be bored. #BringBackCharityCup
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Skeem Sa HDK May 08, 2018 07:37 AM
I think rats feel hard done by this, this beer is their sponsor moss .
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aka4khosi4life May 07, 2018 10:55 PM
They must bring it back in a format of charity cup next year
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murendeni joe May 07, 2018 07:22 PM
It is music to sunflops blogger's ears

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