TS Galaxy boss Tim Sukazi has raised concerns about the fan-selected Man of the Match method in the Carling Black Label Knockout.
This comes after the Carling Knockout Cup was officially launched on Tuesday, 10 October in Johannesburg.
The Carling Black Label Knockout replaces the Telkom Knockout. TS Galaxy’s president insists that the method of the Man of the Match being voted by fans will benefit only big clubs such as Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, and Mamelodi Sundowns.
TIM SUKAZI SHARES HIS ON CARLING KNOCKOUT MAN OF THE MATCH SELECTION
“To be honest, I really like the R100,000 prize money to players as the Man of the Match. Well done to Carling. Finally, our players will get a sense of recognition, never mind the motivation. So, that’s great,” said Sukazi.
“By far, if you ask me what’s the prize money for the DStv Premiership Man of the Match, I will say I don’t know. I only know the trophy.
“Now, Carling has come to say here is R100,000. They deserve it. This is a tough league and there’s a lot of tough work being put in.
“So, where I’m a bit concerned, of course, I feel sorry for teams that will play Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. I’m not sure about Mamelodi Sundowns because it’s us.”
‘I FEEL SORRY FOR TEAMS THAT WILL PLAY KAIZER CHIEFS AND ORLANDO PIRATES’
Sukazi went on to express thoughts about the teams that will have to face big teams in the competition, citing that the fans will only select players from their own teams as” majority counts.”
“But then, the whole notion behind supporters voting for the Man of the Match is guaranteed. Chances are that if you play the big teams like Chiefs, Pirates, and Sundowns, you won’t have the Man of the Match,” he added.
“Even if you would have beaten them like we do in Mbombela, none of your players is Man of the Match.
“To me, it defies logic. It favours the big teams if supporters are to vote. The majority counts you know. They won’t vote for a player from Richards Bay or wherever. They will vote for their club player. So that to me, it’s a lowish point but overall I’m quite excited.”
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