After a four-year absence, the League Cup competition returns in the form of the Carling Knockout after the new sponsors, Carling Black Label, were announced last week.
During the draw last week, Chiefs as one of the eight seeded teams, was pitted against AmaZulu as they try and lift this new trophy and claim a winners’ cheque of R6.6m.
Saturday’s match will be the two teams’ second meeting of the season after meeting in the DStv Premiership back in August. Amakhosi were 3-0 winners in that match.
Kaizer Chiefs has won this competition that was last played prior to the Covid outbreak in 2019 a record 13 times, after reaching 17 finals since it started. The Glamour Boys are the only Club to have won the cup under every sponsor from Datsun Cup in 1983, followed by the JPS knockout, Coca-Cola Cup, Rothmans Cup and Telkom knockout.
Tickets for the first round of the Carling Knockout clash between Amakhosi and Usuthu, to be played at FNB Stadium on Saturday, are available online at www.ticketpros.co.za or through TicketPro outlets, including Spar or Boxer supermarkets, Postnet and various Sasol filling stations, at R50 per ticket.
Amakhosi supporters are encouraged to go to their nearest ticketing outlets or online to purchase their tickets and arrive early at the stadium for the 18:00 kick off.