Soweto will be the centre of attraction for all football lovers from this weekend, as the 2015 Carling League of Champions culminates at the NIKE Training Centre on Saturday, 11 July.
The fourth edition of the countrywide community football festival will see teams representing all nine provinces taking each other on in a quest to be crowned champions of the fourth edition of the Carling League of Champions. Carling Black Label has increased the stakes in this year’s tournament as the winners are set to receive R30 000 as well as an unforgettable trip to the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup on 1 August at the FNB Stadium.
Carling Black Label is also proud to announce an exciting edition to this year’s finals. Two of the biggest teams in Soweto, Zola All Stars and Khenza Football Club (KFC) will be the curtain raisers to the finals at 3pm. Both clubs boast a strong following from different parts of Soweto and are set to create an electrifying mood at the NIKE Training Centre.
Staying true to their identity of rewarding the efforts of ordinary men, six of the coaches that have reached the champions finals will automatically qualify for this years Coach the Coaches programme which is a coaching course organized by Carling Black Label and the South African Football Association.
Speaking ahead of the highly anticipated finals, Carling Black Label Marketing Manager, Mrs. Nqobile Ka-Mbonane urged fans to come out and enjoy a wonderful day of football and entertainment.
“The 2015 edition of the Carling League of Champions has by far exceeded all our expectations. All the participating teams have displayed an entertaining brand of football while the fans have been coming out in their numbers. We believe we have achieved what we wanted to achieve with the tournament this year, which is to celebrate champions of our community”
The Champions Finals draw is set to take place on Friday evening at the Champions Dinner where Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Thabo Mooki and Orlando Pirates defender, Edward Motale will conduct the official draw of the finals.
2015 Carling League of Champions Finalists:
Masande FC (Defending Champions)
PMB All Stars
White Jazz Palace
Carling League of Champions Previous Winners:
2012 – Pietersburg XI FC (From Tsakane).
2013 – Pietersburg XI FC (From Tsakane).
2014 – Masande F.C (From Cape Town).
2015 – TBC