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“What Happened To The Charity Cup?” – Reader’s Voice

“What Happened To The Charity Cup?” – Reader’s Voice

By Lodrick1990 - Nov 30, 2016 03:17 PM

If we were to look back at how the league was before the introduction of the PSL, a lot has changed. The standard of football in our country has improved, and even the salaries of our players are great.

We used to have a 20 team league and the games used to kick off around February and March. And before the league started, we used to have a preseason tournament called the Charity Cup, depending on the sponsorship that year.

Now the teams have been reduced to 16 and the Charity Cup has been cut, because it was said that there are too many games. In this charity event, the public was also involved, because all the money made from voting was donated into charity.

All the PLS teams were involved because any 4 teams that got the highest votes they would participate in the tournament, but that is not happening anymore and only two teams benefit from the Carling Black Label Cup. One of the teams is run by the chairperson of the PSL, and even the Vodacom challenge used to benefit the same teams, and it was said that those teams were sponsored by Vodacom, but what about Bloemfontein Celtic? At that time they were also sponsored by Vodacom and they had a lot of support.

was Scraping the Charity Cup and the Vodacom challenge because it congested the league, or was it an opening for a better business opportunity for two teams, and one of those is run by the chairperson of the PLS? To make matters worse even the amount the team's get by participating in this tournament is undisclosed.

Why do you think the Charity Cup and the Vodacom Challenge no longer exist?

*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.


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The kharis Joined: 16 Apr 2016
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The kharis Dec 02, 2016 01:08 PM
those two evil, greedy monsters you call soccer bosses are responsible for empty stadiums.that cup used to bring supporters back.psl will have empty stadiums until they bring it back.it involves 16 teams and supporter participating and feel like part of the team
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EPHIE Joined: 02 May 2013
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EPHIE Dec 02, 2016 11:11 AM
We hereby request soccerladuma to foward our concern with regard to Charity Cup,we badly want it back ,cos it involves all PSL clubs&its us the fans who vote for our favourate team,#BRING BACK THE CHARRITY CUP
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Dec 02, 2016 07:01 AM
Only Khoza and Kaizer know what happened.
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millonaire Joined: 27 Jul 2011
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millonaire Dec 02, 2016 06:57 AM
Reducing teams from 18 to 16 wasn't a good move either. Best leagues in Europe has 20 teams, all these ideas is from that criminal doctor and his friend in crime kaizer.
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scaramanga Joined: 29 Apr 2011
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scaramanga Dec 02, 2016 06:34 AM
Charity Cup was better than this Beer Cup. It benefited the Communities, Fans, Coaches were able to see their players progress. it Got everyone involved not just two teams that always draw. How can they say it outlived its usefulness,when we never stop to vote. supporters from all teams voted and they were sober at that.now with this beer Cup our people are made to get drunk so they can be able to Vote. Alcohol is already a problem .come on.
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LeCowHloHlo Joined: 17 May 2016
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LeCowHloHlo Dec 02, 2016 06:11 AM
Dr Khoza he once said Charity Cup is ''Outlived Its Usefulness''. That was a clear reason Charity cup has no longer exist in Psl.
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mhlefile Joined: 22 Aug 2016
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mhlefile Dec 02, 2016 05:42 AM
Our psl will never grow aslong we still have coaches and players who would complain about fatigue after playing a lousy 24 games in a row, I remember 2 years ago may mahlangu said h is tired after playing 24 games, when h had to play for bafana, pitso mosimana and other psl coaches has complain about fatigue to some of their players,funny enough most psl players are registering more than 30 players for what, I mean european teams register only 25players and they play more games than our psl players and u will never european teams complain about fatigue and in europe there are no stop and go in their ligs unlike here in psl where u will finf some teams playing 1nc in a month
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mhlefile Joined: 22 Aug 2016
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mhlefile Dec 02, 2016 05:30 AM
@Jujufied , bra u better get your facts right, telkom knockout was introduced in 2006 and it was won by chiefs against dunu when khune saved 3 penalties against brian baloyi and the following czn it was won by ajax against dunu in durban, moon and paulse destroying dunu in absa stadium in durban whereas telkom charity cup was destroyed in 2010, telkom knockout wasn't benefitting only 2 teams, it was benefitting 3 teams, dunu,rats and my zebras and the 4th spot was up for grab
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LeCowHloHlo Joined: 17 May 2016
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LeCowHloHlo Dec 02, 2016 05:20 AM
How many years that charity cup has been exposed? What is the big reason behind what you wrote? Why you didn't complain at the first place they announced CBL? If you do bemoan about it, is there anyone ever give you a clear reason? If yes, why are you busy concerned about charity? Firstly what is the meaning Charity? Who formed Charity at the first place? Is he/she or they still alive?
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mahowa2012 Joined: 03 Aug 2012
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mahowa2012 Dec 02, 2016 05:15 AM
Bring back the charity cup!
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Karabo Junior Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Karabo Junior Dec 02, 2016 01:32 AM
miss it
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lonikagi Joined: 22 Jun 2015
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lonikagi Dec 01, 2016 11:54 PM
no wonder SA will never win any world cup how does a league have too many games when they play 30 lig matches less than 15 cup games look at europe and im shocked cause the euro never complain
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Scelokuhle Cindi Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Scelokuhle Cindi Dec 01, 2016 10:44 PM
aw Jujufied u defending Mr Khoza TKO started back in 2007 replacing Coca-cola n last charity was played in 2010 let's be straight Black label is a reason for ukuphela kw e Charity
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mabenamusa4 Dec 01, 2016 09:35 PM
carling black label happened to the charitu cup. the 2 greed chairmen said it coz fixture conjection and they scrap it out few months down the line they announce carling black label for their gain
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Nkululekosborne@gmail.comq Dec 01, 2016 09:34 PM
i aint a supporter m a die fan,we compete wit da world bt we 3steps back true wat happend to ur football
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Jujufied Joined: 23 Jun 2016
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Jujufied Dec 01, 2016 08:53 PM
@Mas-cow i am jst telling the truth.. some bloggers dn't knw nothing abwt football.
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Mas Ah Joined: 10 Nov 2016
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Mas Ah Dec 01, 2016 08:36 PM
@Jujufied you also don't knw Shuuut up
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Matome_Kay Dec 01, 2016 08:09 PM
@lwandlemlo mukha Have you ever heard of something called "Freedom Of Speech" in South African and global media at large? Have you ever come across the words "Views expressed are not those of [Inset Name] but of the individuals blah blah blah"????? You can just deactivate your account with SL, nobody will even miss you...
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lwandlemlo mukha Joined: 05 Nov 2016
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lwandlemlo mukha Dec 01, 2016 07:49 PM
I would Like to see soccerladuma go dwn, why? bcause thy seem like thy dnt know hw to operate I mean hw can u allow ppl to write lies in ur paper an u publish it? bcause most of the things which is said in here it's all incorrect an are u telling us tht the chairman of psl should hv been some1 whom's interest is in security? does khoza evn owns pirates?
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manocha-83 Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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manocha-83 Dec 01, 2016 07:06 PM
Vodacom challenge was the best tournament for me,all the psl teams benefited from this cup.

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