Register Login Scores

Soweto Derby

Late Drama As Dolly Secures Soweto Derby Win For Chiefs

Keagan Dolly bagged a brace in his first Soweto derby as Kaizer Chiefs defeated Orlando Pirates 2-1 at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

DStv Premiership

Result: Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Orlando Pirates

Date: 06 November 2021

Venue: FNB Stadium

Chiefs made only one enforced change, as Sibusiso Mabiliso took the place of the injured Sifiso Hlanti while Pirates made three alterations, as Thabang Monare and Ntsako Makhubela were recalled alongside a first start for Kwame Peprah.

Amakhosi had a chance to go ahead in the 14th minute with a free-kick on the edge of the box after Khama Billiat was brought down going clear on goal from a counter-attack but Billiat curled his effort just over the bar.

The Buccaneers were taking the game to Chiefs, looking to unsettle their defence with the speed and mobility of Peprah and they were finding openings but they did not have the finishing touches.

The sides were cancelling each other out in midfield in the closing phase of the first stanza but Fortune Makaringe had a big chance to break the deadlock for Pirates on the stroke of half-time with a free header inside the box from Makhubela's cross that missed narrowly wide.

View the Kaizer Chiefs players whose contracts are running out:

 

Stuart Baxter's charges pounced on transition four minutes in as Thulani Hlatshwayo played a costly back pass that sent Billiat clear on goal and the Zimbabwean setup Dolly, who curled a low strike into the bottom corner.

Chiefs continued to absorb the pressure, with Pirates desperate for the equaliser and having the attacking momentum but they could not carve out clear openings.

The Buccaneers made a triple attacking change in the last 20 minutes, as Terrence Dzvukamanja replaced Abel Mabaso, Bandile Shandu came on for Deon Hotto and Tshegofatso Mabasa replaced Peprah.

Billiat had a big chance to double the lead for Chiefs in the last nine minutes after beating the offside trap to go clear on goal but his attempted chip was parried away from goal by shot-stopper Siyabonga Mpontshane and Hlatshwayo made the final clearance.

Pirates finally snatched the equaliser in the last three minutes after shot-stopper Daniel Akpeyi fumbled a header by Dzvukamanja and Linda Mntambo fired the rebound into the top corner from close range.

There was drama in stoppage time after Chiefs were awarded a penalty after Olisa Ndah brought down Billiat inside the box with a trailing hand from an aerial challenge and Dolly stepped up to smash his spot-kick on the wrong side of Mpontshane to take Amakhosi up to fifth on the log.

Here's how they lined up:

Chiefs: 43. Akpeyi, 4. Cardoso, 3. Mathoho, 26. Mabiliso, 45. Blom, 27. Njabulo Ngcobo, 24. Nange, 17. Alexander, 25. Parker, 10. Dolly, 11. Billiat

Subs: 1. Petersen, 2. Mphahlele, 5. Agay, 39. Frosler, 7. Kambole, 29. Dube, 12. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, 33. Radebe, 14. Sekgota

Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 14. Hlatshwayo, 49. Ndah, 44. Mabaso, 29. Mako, 16. Monare, 15. Makaringe, 11. Hotto, 28. Makhubela, 32. Mntambo, 46. Peprah.

Subs: 30. Sandilands, 45. Mngonyama,27. Dzvukamanja, 26. Shandu, 19.Sam, 18. Dlamini, 12. Makgaka, 9. Mabasa, 8. Ndlovu

306 comments

Top 5

Comitis: I Don't See Chiefs Getting Special Treatment

127 Dec 03, 2021 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Bucs Qualify For CCC Without Kicking A Ball

43 Dec 03, 2021 08:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Finally! FIFA Respond To SAFA Complaint

132 Dec 03, 2021 04:29 PM in Bafana

Hazard Receives Shock Transfer Offer

3 Dec 05, 2021 11:25 AM in LaLiga

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Latest Update On Chiefs Vs City Fixture...

108 Dec 04, 2021 11:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Swallows To Make U-Turn On Sacked Coach?

14 Dec 02, 2021 08:05 AM in Siyagobhoza

31 Covid Cases, Chiefs Want 4 Games Postponed!  

123 Dec 03, 2021 06:31 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Pirates Promise Four January ‘Signings’

19 Dec 03, 2021 03:02 PM in Orlando Pirates

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Precedent Set, Chiefs To Be Denied?

64 Dec 03, 2021 02:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs