Sea Robbers icon Jomo Sono says the Soweto Derby is no child’s play while also adding that players tend to lose their teamwork ethics.
Sono’s views come after Pirates took a 1-0 loss from Absa Premiership leaders and traditional rivals Kaizer Chiefs. The result helped Amakhosi to a seven-point lead while Pirates remain nine points off the top.
"Who were you expecting [laughs]? The Derby is difficult man, it's difficult," Sono said to Kick Off.
"It needs players with character, but if [Gabadinho] Mhango rises to the occasion and plays more for the team... the problem with the Derby is, most of the time the players want to play more for themselves sometimes.
"Maybe that's the problem you know, instead of playing for the team. Look for a guy who is better positioned to score on that day, then we all win, we all celebrate,” added the Pirates great.
Up next for Bucs is a trip to Golden Arrows while Chiefs will be hosting AmaZulu this Saturday at 18:00 and 20:00 respectively.