On Saturday the FNB Stadium will host the 50th Anniversary Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
It’s one of the most anticipated games in the Absa Premiership league calendar and the legends of both teams believe that it will be better than the past derbies looking at the current form of both teams.
Pirates legend Innocent Chikoya tells FARPost that despite the current form of both teams the derby is a different ball game all together.
“No matter how good or bad they have performed when the derby comes the one who wants it more is the one who wins it,” said Chikoya.
The Zimbabwean born former left back/winger added that the games the teams have played before the derby are null and void.
“The one who wants it more on the day wins it. The one who gives 100% in terms of work rate and taking chances wins it. If you look at both teams they are doing well, Pirates with the new coach (Josef Zinnbauer) and new philosophy but I think their defence is letting them down,” Chikoya added.
Meanwhile, former Amakhosi captain Brian Baloyi believes that if goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune plays, it would give then a new dimension to score from open play.
“You see Chiefs have been scoring mostly from set pieces but if Khune plays on Saturday then it will give them a different dimension because of his distribution and that could help them score from open play. But all in all it will be a great game for both teams,” Baloyi observed.
By Sifiso Mlowoka