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Chiefs Will Feel The Ghost In Orlando

The PSL season will soon arrive at our doorsteps. South Africans are drooling with anticipation. There are many new facets to this upcoming war. There will be three new clubs in the league, some teams have new coaches, and one of the Soweto Derbies will be played at Orlando Stadium.

Supporters Club caught up with Orlando Pirates faithful Gio de Waal to find out what the feeling was from inside the Ghost Ship.

"I think this is a fantastic decision. Orlando Stadium is a fortress on game day, which I don't think you can say of FNB Stadium," he said.

"It didn't feel like a competition when we played Chiefs there constantly, it felt like two home games for them, now we will have the upper hand in one of the games."

When asked about the security concerns of hosting such an event at a smaller stadium, Gio was not concerned.

"We are all very mindful of Ellis Park and what happened there, I don't think that will happen again," he added. 

"My feeling with Ellis Park was that it was rugby organisers trying to organise a soccer game, they had no idea what it entailed. We will be smarter hosts at Orlando, if everyone gets there early and stays calm, then all the families will return home safe.

"You will feel the different atmosphere in Orlando. Chiefs will feel the ghost in Orlando. I will most definitely be driving up from Cape Town for that game."

 Do you see it as a good thing that one of the Soweto Derbies will be hosted at Orlando Stadium?


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