Baxter: Coaches are control freaks

2015-05-05 09:12
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Cape Town – In the spirit of the Carling Black Label Cup, Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter reveals he does not mind relinquishing his post for one day.

Read: Chiefs chase Carling Cup success

It will be the fifth year of the Carling Black Label Cup with Chiefs so far only having won the 2013 match against yearly opponents Orlando Pirates.

The voting for the starting line-ups have already opened. Also, like in the previous years, a fan will be selected to actually coach the team on the day.

According to Amakhosi’s official website, Baxter claims that coaches like to be in control of everything but he is at ease with handing over the duties to one lucky fan on July 25.

“Coaches are control freaks,” said Baxter.

“However, in the spirit of this event, it is okay to relinquish that control for one match.”

“The team picked via the voting mechanism is the supporters’ preference.

“That’s fun to be part of and, accordingly, we work with that team.”

This year’s Carling Black Label Cup game between Amakhosi and Orlando Pirates will be held at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, July 25.

Kick-off at 15:00.

2015 Carling Black Label Cup Entry Mechanism:

In order to enter and ‘Be the Champions Coach’, fans over the age of 18 must once again purchase a specially marked bottle of Carling Black Label beer and look out for the unique underliner, which will allow people to vote.

By dialing *120*660*underliner code# on their cellphones (at a cost of 20 cents per 20 seconds) or visiting, they can easily select their starting line-up and lead their team to victory.

An exciting innovation in this year’s Carling Black Label Cup is that supporters who purchase a 750ml Carling Black Label will be given two votes to influence the biggest game in the country.

Those supporters who cast their votes can win great prizes, including a share of R3m worth of airtime, match tickets to the spectacle event on Saturday, July 25, and, best of all, a coach’s experience with either Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs at the fifth edition of the Carling Black Label Cup.


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