As the Soweto Derby begins to rear its beautiful head, we as Kaizer Chiefs fans will no doubt feel an air of optimism going into the clash. For one, we are still at the top of the table and beating Pirates will yet again mean that we end up as the Kings of Soweto!
We have to be vigilant though and because of this, let’s take a look at four crucial points Amakhosi learnt about their arch rivals Pirates leading up to the derby.
Bucs Haven’t Won The Derby Since 2013
The Sea Robbers have failed to overcome Chiefs in the derby for the last six fixtures, dating back to 2013. Psychologically, we no doubt feel we have the upper hand in this regard.
Pirates Weakness In Set-Pieces
Bucs have conceded nine goals from set pieces in the 2014/2015 Absa Premiership season and with us being one of the strongest teams from set-pieces, we could no doubt capitalise Bucs short comings from dead ball situations.
No Klate and No Segolela
Daine Klate and Tlou Segolela were two of the most influential players in the Soweto derbies as they proved to be authentic attacking weapons for the club. With the duo having left the club, Bucs could well be short of experienced players who have shined in the derby.
Dissent In Striking Department For Bucs?
Striker Kermit Erasmus was left fuming on the bench following his substitution in a 4-0 win over Tornado FC in the Nedbank cup a couple of weeks ago. With fellow striker Lehlohonolo Majoro piling on the pressure for Erasmus to shine, friction may begin to appear within the Bucs striking department.
Having said that, do you think these four aspect will have a positive bearing for Chiefs going into the Soweto derby?