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Soweto Derby A Tipping Point For Pirates And Chiefs Season

Win for Orlando Pirates could tip league in their favour

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 02, 2018 10:53 AM

Saturday’s Soweto derby could be the tipping point for both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, where the winner will put pressure on current log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

Read: 11 Potential Soweto Derby Debutants

Pirates and Chiefs are currently in second and third place respectively behind the Brazilians and on Saturday both sides will play for more than pride as three points will be essential in challenging for league honours. 

Speaking to Soccer Laduma, Pirates Administrative Manager Floyd Mbele said the that a lot is at stake in this derby when it comes the direction of the league.

“What makes this derby unique is that the three points that will be for grabs are of importance. In previous times pride was the motivating factor, but now we are both in the top three and challenging for the league,” Mbele told Soccer Laduma.  

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“A win on Saturday could steer us in the right direction. There is literally a point that separates us from Chiefs and we are four points behind Sundowns so a win for us could be the tipping point for us this season. 

“We’re all aware of the permutations and we know what a win could mean for us as a club but we have prepared and we are ready for what will be a great game,” concluded Mbele.

Meanwhile, the Brazilians could dampen the aspirations of both Soweto clubs should they win their league fixture against AmaZulu on Friday night and increase the gap between themselves and both Soweto rivals. 

Pirates and Chiefs face off at the FNB Stadium with the match scheduled to begin at 15h30. 


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TrafficMaster Mar 02, 2018 06:23 PM
It's the last chance for Pirates to enjoy the Khompela error before it comes to an abrupt end
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bucshooligan 1 Mar 02, 2018 02:04 PM
Chiefs must step aside and let Pirates win
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Mokonemokone Mar 02, 2018 01:00 PM
Bucs wil harrass chips tomorrow
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setlaboswana Mar 02, 2018 12:58 PM
The will come second and third best to Downs.
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Mar 02, 2018 12:47 PM
A draw for this weak small teams, and Downs to increase the gap tonight,
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chiefs is useless Mar 02, 2018 12:23 PM
Truth be told derby never live up to the expectation of late both teams are playing not to lose , khompela deployed 7 soldiers to guard the post in the last 2 derbies and so chances are we might be in for another draw .............
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 02, 2018 12:20 PM
Chiefs will abuse Rats until toothless Khoza quits Smoking weed
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 02, 2018 12:19 PM
Castro will score a hatrick and silence all the hooligans and all the prisoners
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 02, 2018 12:17 PM
Only Chiefs is the Biggest and best in Africa the rest follows behind
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 02, 2018 12:16 PM
@Anti-Rat + Zebra.. Gavin Johnson abuses cocaine u can't take anything he says serious and gold is suffering frm booze he's always drunk like isboto u can't take him serious either
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 02, 2018 12:14 PM
Tomorrow we'll Damage rats and their title ambitions until khoza quits Smoking weed.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 02, 2018 12:09 PM
We will distroy Rats and Sunflops will feel the Pain
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Viscose Mar 02, 2018 11:56 AM
We will talk as supporters but the one who holds the key for the March is the referee of the day. And is the one to play an important role in destroying another team. I am not saying which team but he can give a red card and the other team will be happy to win because of an necessary red card. If I was going to officiate such a game I would leave the cards at. But Katsande manje eish big problem
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Noenoy Mar 02, 2018 11:54 AM
@Honestkhosi i smell a draw
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Anti-Rat + Zebra Mar 02, 2018 11:51 AM
@The Bucsboss , the funny thing in ur c0mment is : u 0verrating that S0wet0 0-0 Drawby
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Honestkhosi Mar 02, 2018 11:51 AM
Honestly!! We enter into this derby as the underdogs. We drew our last match, Pirates won 4-2 in their last match. Pirates are playing fantastic football as we are playing just an honest football. I honestly wanna say good lucky to both team. May the honest Fifa Fair Play take its course toward this derby. GOOD LUCK!!
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The Bucsboss Mar 02, 2018 11:40 AM
@ anti-rat-zebra.that's easy to correct man,what's funny there?
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The Bucsboss Mar 02, 2018 11:36 AM
@Iminald khosifiried.The thing is,you have the football understanding,and you can read some key facts that might be use by two coaches.Most of the bloggers brings their hating hearts here,with very little conceining football.I really like people who can lieve chiefs and pirates alone,and talk football.I am the BUCS boss,but if chiefs play a wining football,why I should grind my teeth like I can change the situation in favor of pirates?This is an intertaning sports and business,is there any space for hatrad here?#The derby is tomorrow#UP THE BUCS.
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Anti-Rat + Zebra Mar 02, 2018 11:35 AM
AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson agrees with Morgan Gould that Mamelodi Sundowns are the best team in Africa.
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wash & wear Mar 02, 2018 11:29 AM
CHIEFS IS ANGRY

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