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Gabuza: The Players Are Scared

Orlando Pirates striker, Thamsanqa Gabuza, has spoken as to why he thinks the Soweto Derbies have become cagey affairs in recent times.

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In the last 10 competitive encounters between the two sides, only once have either side been able to score more than one goal in the game. That was when Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners in PSL last season.

Only 11 goals have been scored in the last ten meetings, meaning that on average just over a single goal is scored per game.

Gabuza gives his analysis on why the derbies have become such low scoring affairs, indicating that he thinks it is because the players are under pressure and try as hard as possible to avoid making mistakes.

“I know people have been saying the Soweto Derby is boring these days, but I think it’s because the players are scared to make mistakes,” Gabuza told Soccer Laduma.

“They are scared that if they make mistakes in such a massive game, maybe they won’t play again or will be released. But, for me, the most important thing is to impress and enjoy yourself.”

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Do you think that more than one goal will be scored in this weekend’s Soweto Derby? Who do you think will be on the scoresheet?

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