If the latest update from the Premier Soccer League on the ticket sales for the Soweto Derby is anything to go by, football fans should expect to see a packed FNB Stadium again when Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs play this weekend.
The two giants of South African football will be hoping to improve their results and log standings at each other’s expense in their game on Saturday.
With the two teams coming from losses in their previous games last weekend, both Eric Tinkler and Steve Komphela want to please their supporters by winning the Soweto Derby.
As the home team for the second round game between the two sides, Pirates confirmed yesterday that the match tickets have been selling fast.
More than 45 000 tickets had been sold by Tuesday afternoon. In a week that the Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza is celebrating his birthday (on January 27), football fans are expected to join him in the celebrations by attending the game in their numbers.
The PSL has confirmed that there have been less than 25 thousand tickets left by Wednesday afternoon.
The two teams played in front of a packed FNB Stadium in the first round game hosted by Chiefs in October.