2012 Carling Black Label Cup
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|Event||Carling Black Label Cup|
|4 - 5
|Date||28 July 2012|
|Venue||FNB Stadium, Soweto|
The 2012 Carling Black Label Cup was the second edition of the competition to be held. On 15 May 2012, South Africa’s most popular beer brand Carling Black Label announced the return of the campaign called “Be The Coach” where the fans will get to choose the team players for a match between two of South Africa’s largest football teams, Orlando Pirates, and Kaizer Chiefs. To pick the squad all users had to do was to buy a Black Label and follow the instructions on their phones to vote for the team members and positions.
The Carling Black Label Cup tournament has replaced the Telkom Charity Cup. Carling Black Label launched the campaign where the fans get to select the starting 11 players to take part in this once off Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday 28 July 2012.
Fans had from 4 June 2012 till 28 July 2012 to select their top 15 player via their mobile phones.
Carling Black Label has also announced that fans would select their own substitutions on the day of the game. During the first 45min, fans can send the shirt number of the player that they want to substitute via a text message. At 60min in the second half the player with the most votes will be substituted.
The FNB Stadium was chosen to host this once a year event. The FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is a stadium located in Nasrec, the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters (SAFA House) where both the FIFA offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup were housed. Designed as the main association football stadium for the World Cup, the FNB Stadium became the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,700, However its maximum capacity during the 2010 FIFA World Cup was 84,490 due to reserved seating for the press and other VIP's. The stadium is also known by its nickname "The Calabash" due to its resemblance to the African pot or gourd.
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Starting XI announcement
The starting teams were announced before the game.
28 July 2012
|Kaizer Chiefs||1 - 1
|9' Nale||McCarthy 90+6'|
|4 – 5||Mahamutsa
- Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala was unavailable for the match due to injury.