At least 80 000 fans will be present as Chiefs and Pirates meet in Soweto again. Pirates can’t accept a second beating in seven days. Chiefs can’t take a fourth derby loss in the last five battles. Kuzofiwa!
A lot of what colours today’s mood and expectations lies on what has happened in the last five games between Amakhosi and Amabhakabhaka.
Futaa looks at how unhappy Chiefs have been while Pirates have enjoyed dominance...
🤯 Memela becomes a Bucs legend
- ABSA Premiership: matchday 23
- Saturday 3 March 2018
- Orlando Pirates 3-1 Kaizer Chiefs.
The two giants went to the half-time break tied at 1-1. Thembinkosi Lorch had opened the lead on 21 minutes before Leonardo Castro got Amakhosi level three minutes later. Coach Micho made a genius sub that would later win the game. Bernard Morrison emerged from the dressing room wearing his tracksuit top and Luvuyo Melela having removed his.
The Paarl-born attacker came on with the mission to terrorize Chiefs’ defense.
And harmed Daniel Cardoso, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Siyabonga Ngezana he did. “Amigo” needed a minute to get Pirates back in the lead with a 46th minute goal. With 74 minutes gone, Memela completed the brace when he showed supreme composure to tap in the winner - leaving Khune and Ngezana flat on the grass.
🤭 Pule scores in comeback thriller
- Orlando Pirates 2-1 Kaizer Chiefs
- Saturday 27 October 2018
- ABSA Premiership: matchday 9.
A scrappy Billiat opener gave Chiefs the lead as early as 15 minutes. But Innocent Maela had a Soweto derby goal to grab on 29 minutes and a superb header it was. Vincent Pule then broke Chiefs hearts with a 32 minute goal after Augustine Mulenga did all the work in tearing down Chiefs’ defense to shreds before laying the ball for Pule.
😲 Justin Shonga wins it six minutes on the clock
- Kaizer Chiefs 1-2 Orlando Pirates
- Telkom Knockout: Semi-Finals
- Saturday 24 November 2018.
An incredible Vincent Pule assist was finished by an equally special Lorch right-foot sweep to get Pirates ahead on 13 minutes. Five minutes later, Castro got the equalizer from a Billiat assist. But on 84 minutes with extra time and penalties on the cards, Shonga scored with his left boot inside Chiefs’ box to take Bucs to the TKO final!
🤞🏾 Lorch denies Chiefs
- Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Orlando Pirates
- ABSA Premiership: Matchday 20
- Saturday 9 February 2019.
Chiefs thought that had won their first Soweto derby in four games when Thembinkosi Lorch canceled Daniel Cardoso’s penalty lead on 54 minutes. The 26-year-old Lorch finished a wonderful goal when he rounded Akpeyi before knocking a right-footed finish on 80 minutes for this fifth goal of the season - thanks to a superb Ben Motshwari assist.
👐🏾 Chiefs & Akpeyi’s day
- Kaizer Chiefs 2-2 (6-4 on pens) Orlando Pirates
- Telkom Knockout: Quarter-Finals
- Saturday 2 November 2019.
It was just last weekend when Chiefs dumped Bucs out of the TKO. Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi finished the job on penalties after Leonardo Castro and Daniel Cardoso found the goals inside 120 minutes. Pirates fans left Soccer City silently promising "we will be back next weekend.”
We are now few hours from another battle. Will Pirates make it four derby wins in six or will Chiefs make it two wins in seven days?
Let's find out at 15:30 e-Soweto ikasi lamakasi!
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