Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will attempt to redeem themselves in the annual Carling Black Label Cup when the two giants meet on the 27th of July at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The cup, which was launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday, returns in 2019 after it took a break in 2018 owing to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Pirates have won the trophy four times since it was launched in 2011, while Chiefs have bagged it three times.

Former England international and Arsenal legend Ian Wright was a guest at the launch. He was very impressed with the innovations for the match.

Pirates had a very good season despite not winning any silverware. They pushed league champions Mamelodi Sundowns all the way, but unfortunately finished second.

They also lost to Baroka FC in the Telkom Knockout Cup. Their Coach Milutin “Micho” Srejodevic says the cup will kick-start their season.

Chiefs had a disappointing and trophy-less season after they finished outside of top eight for the first time in 10 years.

It was the fourth straight season that Amakhosi finished empty-handed.

Their Assistant Coach Shaun Bartlett was present in the absence of Head Coach Ernst Middendorp. He says changes need to be made in the team.

Amakhosi are still reeling from a crushing 1-0 loss to the National First Division team TS Galaxy in the Nedbank Cup final last weekend.

They were the overwhelming favourites to beat the NFD side in Durban based on their pedigree.

Their Captain Willard Katsande is battling to recover from the loss. – Report by Vincent Sitsula