NedbankCup : Amakhosi to Battle Bucs in Nedbank Challenge
Another Soweto derby is upon us, who will come out on top Kompela or Tinkler?
Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will bring the country into stand still when they battle out in the Nedbank Cup competition last 36.
Both teams come into this match after winning their ABSA Premiership last encounters.
Orlando Pirates won the last match against Bloemfontein Celtic 1 – 0 at Lafrge Orlando Stadium, while Kaizer Chiefs drew with Polokwane City 1 – 1 at Soccer City.
The last match between these two most supported South African teams in a cup competition ended in a 1-0 win for Amakhosi in the Telkom Knockout competition.
Pirates went into that match with bragging rights after they had defeated the Naturena Glamour Boys 3-1 in a match that had most supporters talking about how the Derby is starting to take its stand
Both clubs have started playing some entertaining football with dazzling skills as many believe it is because they are both coached by South African coaches who understand the culture of S.A football.
Orlando Pirates will miss one of the most influential players in the middle of the park, team captain Oupa Manyisa who is still nursing an injury and Kaizer Chiefs number goal minder is doubtful for the encounter.
Itumeleng Khune has always been the one denying Pirates a win in recent times and is set to watch from the stands. The is nothing more to motivate the players but the match itself.
Kaizer Chiefs keepers Brilliant Khuzwayo and Reyaad Pieterse haven’t conceeded a goal against Orlando Pirates in their previous encounters, so they are covered in that area.
Orlando Pirates has Issa Sarr, Mugwera, and Lehlohonolo Masalesa, the lads have done well for the team in the previous encounters.
With Pirates out of the title race and Amakhosi chances of defending the league, this could be one last chance for both team for cup glory.
Team technical are hard at work preparing their soldiers to go to battle and a full capacity is expected.
Fans expect thunder and fireworks on Saturday.
Both club chairmen have expressed their desire to win come match day and with the Kaizer Chiefs boss being part of the historical match game when he was still playing after forming the club upon his return from Europe, he has so much to reminisce about about this encounter.
The Pirates boss didn’t play in the game but has been a long time part of the match since the days when he started as a secretary at the Mighty Ghost camp.