Soweto giants meet in a tough match at FNB Stadium!

The hype of the Soweto derby is felt by football fans. When Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs meet – everyone who follows football has an opinion because it is the biggest match in South African football.

At workplaces, train stations, buses and taverns – there is always chatter on which team will win. The two teams will play like rams headbutting when they meet in an important DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium at 3pm on Saturday.

Question: Which team will come up on top? All of this will be clear on Saturday. The Buccaneers go into the big game on a high after burying Mamelodi Sundowns with three goals last weekend.

On the other hand, Amakhosi are going into the game wounded after losing to Amazulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Although Pirates are doing well, it is difficult to say that there is nothing that the Chiefs can do because they have not won in the last three games.

The Soweto derby is different from other games. After Chiefs were eliminated from the MTN8, Arthur Zwane said that they had to dust themselves off because they are preparing for the biggest game in their lives.

Chiefs must come up with different results because it is possible that they may arouse the anger of the fans if they are beaten again.

“We will push ourselves forward. We have put the last game behind us because there is another important one ahead. Pirates are doing well. This is good because it affects South African football. We will fight for good results in the next match,” said Zwane who is under pressure after missing out on the MTN8 title.

On the other hand, Jose Riveiro said that his team will display an improved game in the next matches after beating Sundowns in the MTN8. The loss caused the defending champions to reshuffle their coaching staff.

Riveiro goes into his first Soweto clash boasting about his prolific players like Kermit Erasmus and Monnapule Saleng who destroyed Downs recently.

“It is good that we won the game. We go to the next game happy. But it is important for us to improve the way we play after each game,” said Riveiro.

Tickets for the game sold out on Tuesday this week. In the coming weeks, Chiefs and Pirates will meet again in the Carling Black Label Cup to be played at FNB Stadium.