Siyabonga Nkosi and Fabian McCarthy hail successful Carling League of Champions

Siyabonga Nkosi former football player motivate the players during the 2016 Carling Black Label League of Champions at the King Zwelithini stadium in Durban, South Africa on June 25, 2016
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After a thrilling opening to the fifth edition of the Carling League of
Champions in Tembisa, the national play offs headed to KwaZulu-Natal and
North West on Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June respectively where two
more teams sealed their places in the finals of the tournament set to take
place at the NIKE Training Centre next month.
The fifth edition of the tournament is proving to be as exciting as it was
anticipated with fans in the various communities coming out in their numbers
to enjoy the exciting football on display. This weekend’s play offs kicked
off at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday where a total of 10 teams
from across the KZN province battled it out for a place at the national
finals. The community of uMlazi came out in their numbers on Saturday to
witness who out of the 10 would represent their province next month where
Qedukwazi FC fought off strong competition to become eventual winners on the
day. Leading up to the final, the team that hails from Pietermaritzburg
scored a total of 15 goals in four matches to finish as top of Group A.
Qedukwazi FC wrapped up the day with a 2-0 victory to confirm their place at
the final.
Both play offs were attended by their respective legends in Siyabonga Nkosi
for KwaZulu-Natal and Fabian McCarthy for North West.
“This was one of the best football tournaments staged for the community of
Umlazi. We saw some exciting football from all the teams but most
importantly, the community enjoyed the great tournament that was organized”
said Siyabonga Nkosi.
Echoing the sentiments of Nkosi was North West Carling League of Champions
Ambassador, Fabian McCarthy saying that Carling Black Label is a true
champion for organizing such tournaments.
“We are proud to see our community coming out and enjoying the wonderful
football on display. We have seen amazing talent as well as great community
engagement as a result of this tournament. Congratulations to the winning
team and we hope they will make North West proud by lifting the trophy” said
The Carling League of Champions will now head to the Central Sports Grounds
in Mamelodi on Saturday followed by the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on

Carling League of Champions Dates


Playoff Date

Venue Name


18 June 2016

Phomolong Grounds, Tembisa


25 June 2016

King Zwelithini, Umlazi

North West

26 June 2016

Ikageng Stadium Potchefstroom


2 July 2016

Central Sports Ground, Mamelodi

Eastern Cape

3 July 2016

Wolfson Stadium, KwaZakhele

Western Cape

9 July 2016

NY49, Gugulethu

National Final

Eastern Cape

16 July 2016

NIKE Centre, Pimville, Soweto

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