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Soweto Derby Midfield Battle

In anticipation of  this weekend’s Carling Black Label Cup clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates we take a look at the battle that is likely to ensue in the centre of the park ahead.

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George Maluleka came into Chiefs’ starting XI after receiving 50 000 Booster Votes and replaced hard man Willard Katsande. This means that it is likely Reneilwe Letsholonyane will be restricted to a more defensive minded role while 'Mido' is given a licence to attack.

Together the pair made 44 starts for the Amakhosi under Stuart Baxter as their team cruised to win the 2014/15 league by 12 points, however the two have relatively little experience playing alongside one another in the heart of midfield.

For Pirates, Oupa Manyisa will line up alongside Issa Sarr with both having played the full 90 minutes in Pirates' 1-0 victory over CS Sfaxien in their Group B CAF Confederation Cup encounter on Sunday.

The midfield duo started a combined 53 times in league encounters for the Buccaneers last season and look to be forming a formidable unit in the centre of the park. Sarr is the more defensive minded of the two while 'Ace' is given more freedom to roam.

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The middle of the park will definitely be a key battle, it will be interesting to see how the new look Chiefs combination matches up against the more experienced Pirates pair.

Which midfield do you think will dictate the game and come out on top?

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