As Kaizer Chiefs prepare to host Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium in the second round of this season’s Soweto Derby, Soccer Laduma has an important guide for the convenience and safety of football fans that will be attending the game this Saturday.
Chiefs will be aiming for a convincing win against Pirates to increase their chances of winning the Absa Premiership title this season, following some disappointing results by the team this year.
Pirates will be expected to play the game for the pride of the club and their fans, while aiming for a respectable position on the log, as the league title is seemingly out of their reach at this stage of the season.
The Amakhosi beat Bucs 2-0 when the two teams played in the first round of the 2014/15 PSL campaign in December.
Soweto Derby Fans’ Survival Guide:
1. Transport to the stadium is likelygoing to be congested so plan ahead and leave early. Make sure you know how you are travelling to the stadium and be aware of updates from officials about any changes to travel routes.
Public Transport Options:
• Metrorail R40 from all stations
• Rea Vaya R25 return bus service
• Top 6 taxis – R10 to R12
• KTK Shuttles – R50 return
2. Road closures around stadium willbe in effect from 13h30.
3. Gates open at 11h30.
4. Emergency number for VenueOperating Centre – 082 367 4297
5. Caution: Avoid buying tickets outsidethe ground from illegal sellers asthey are often fake.
6. If parking in the precinct around FNBStadium, ensure you have boughtyour pre-paid stadium parking ticketin advance from Computicket. Youwill be denied access without this.
7. Note for drivers: Avoid the N17at all costs. Using this route is notallowed.
8. Log on to www.soccerladuma.co.zaand click on ‘Supporters Club’ tosee the full map of road closures onthe day.
9. If you can’t get to the game log intothe Soccer Laduma Match Centre to follow it.
For a full Soweto Derby preview, interviews with Bernard Parker and Thandani Ntshumayelo, and more interesting facts about one of the biggest football games in Africa, get the latest copy of Soccer Laduma, issue 911, out on shelves this week.