It is a no brainer that the Soweto Derby is no longer the same. It is different in the sense that it lacks goals, excitement and also… flavour.
In the latest edition of Soccer Laduma, Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola has shared these sentiments by saying the skilful players are hard to come by, especially those who could change the direction of the game in an instant.
“Derbies need players like Jabu Pule and Steve Lekoelea, the game breakers. These days Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates no longer have players like that," said the midfielder.
Is this a fair statement?