Premier Soccer League chairman Dr Irvin Khoza on Friday made an announcement that will see soccer lovers enjoy football during the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup break.
The new tournament is similar to the Telkom Charity Cup, which was discontinued over a decade ago in 2010 when Kaizer Chiefs were crowned champions.
The chairman revealed that this will be a once-off tournament as the sponsors couldn’t wait any longer for 2023, when the Carling Knockout Cup will take off.
When asked about the traditional Carling Black Label Cup usually played by Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, Khoza chose not to comment and kept the media members in the dark again.
The one-day football exhibition competition is scheduled to kick off on November 12th. Details about the venue and kick-off times will be announced in due course.
Number of teams
All the 16 DStv Premiership clubs have the chance to participate in the tournament. The top four teams with the most votes will then be drawn and compete in the semi-finals.
All 16 teams will be given R100 000 as participating fees. The semi-finalists will get a massive R2 million rand, and then the finalists will get another R2 million each, which will be shared in half with their one lucky supporter. The lucky winning supporter will walk away with R500 000, and then the other R500 000 is donated to a charity of their choice.
Once the voting lines have been opened, in the first four weeks, fans will be able to vote for their clubs, and in the next four weeks, fans will be able to vote for the starting elevens, captains and substitutions.
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