The annual Carling Black Label Cup has taken a back seat due to FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia next month.

The tournament which began in 2011 featuring Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Pirates have won the preseason Championship four times.


A statement released by Carling Black Label earlier today says that they want to allow AB-Inbev to activate their global sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup during the month of June and July.

The Black Label Cup will return in 2019.