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Mphahlele: Kaizer Chiefs aim to defend Carling Black Label Cup

10:43 AM EDT 5/2/17
Mpho Makola and Ramahlwe Mphahlele - Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates
The Amakhosi and Bucs supporters based outside South Africa will now be able to vote

The highly anticpated 2017 Carling Black Label Cup was launched at the Park Station in Johannesburg on Monday.

The preseason match will once again take place at the iconic FNB Stadium on the Saturday, 29 July.

It was announced that the fans will now be able to select formations for their teams.

Furthermore, supporters from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho as well as Swaziland can now vote which is also free.

Chiefs won last year's Cup after beating Pirates 2-0 thanks to two goals from Eric Mathoho and Lewis Macha.

Amakhosi defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele has fired a warning to Pirates ahead of this year's clash.

"We will repeat what we did last year. If I had a choice I would vote for Rama. Players who are not chosen should not be disappointed," Mphahlele told the media at the launch.

The fans can still vote by SMS and internet and voting has been opened for the preseason game with a format where fans select the line-ups and the formations.