Gould: I would like to see a Soweto derby in the MTN8 final

The MTN8 second leg will be highly contested as no team has won in the first round. Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates played a goalless draw in the beginning of October. Sundowns returned to Pretoria disappointed because they did not get a goal in the away game. On the other hand, Kaizer Chiefs played with chances, Amazulu went home as the happier side after the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

It will be an uphill battle in both games because finalists have to be decided. The finalists will face each other at Moses Mabhida Stadium to decide which team lifts the cup this season.

Amazulu have a chance since they have an away goal, especially if Chiefs cannot win on Sunday. Sundowns and Pirates must score to minimise the match winner decided on penalties.

The Sundowns coaches left the first game unhappy. At the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, they will be looking for success, but the game will not be easy because Pirates want the trophy they last lifted in 2020.

Amakhosi are under pressure because they have to beat Amazulu who vowed to do damage to Chiefs dating back to Brandon Truter days. Truter has since been fired and replaced by Romain Folz who wants to prove himself to the new team. Usuthu hosts Chiefs in the game on Sunday at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Veteran soccer player, Morgan Gould, who has played for Bafana Bafana, SuperSport United and Chiefs, recently told I’solezwe lesiXhosa that he wants the final match to be between Chiefs and Pirates.

“I was happy that Chiefs and Pirates could go to the final,” said Gould recently.

“But Pirates must beat Sundowns. The team that will win the game is the one that was able to do the job the way they prepared. For me, it would be amazing if the final game of the MTN8 is the Soweto derby. But in football you never know what will happen,” said Gould.

Gould continued, “Amazulu could go through to the finals, Sundowns too, they are a big team. Downs go into this weekend’s game fuelled. The three coaches are not taking what happened in the first game in Soweto lightly,” said Gould.

The MTN8 final will be held at Moses Mabhida Stadium next month on November 5.