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Saddam: I Watched The Very First Soweto Derby

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs square off in the first official Soweto Derby of the season on Saturday. Both teams are on a high going into this game after winning their respective games to progress to the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout. Supporters Club had a chat with prominent Kaizer Chiefs supporter Saddam Maake, who has watched almost every Soweto Derby and even watched the very first one back in the day.

"Let me tell you, I watched the very first Soweto Derby. It was played in Orlando Stadium, way back in January 1971. It was a Charity Spectacular final. The one-day tournament was made up of four teams: Pirates, Chiefs, Swallows and PUBS. In the first game, around 10.00am, Chiefs beat Swallows 3-1 and then Pirates beat PUBS 4-1," Maake said.

"It was later in the day that we had to square off against Pirates in the final. The prize money for the winner was R1 500 back then. It was a humdinger of a game. The stadium was buzzing and the ground was shaking. Chiefs won the game 3-2 after extra time.

"Now to this week's derby. I had a dream about it and, please, I don’t want people to be angry, this was my dream. I dreamed I was watching it and the score was 3-1 in Chiefs' favour and there was only a minute left. Just when the referee blew the final whistle, I woke up.

"Those who claim that Soweto Derby has lost its spark are not telling the truth. When the derby plays, the nyaope smokers, taxi drivers, taxi owners, nurses, doctors and everyone else sit down and watch the derby. This is still the biggest game in South Africa."

Do you think the derby has lost its spark?

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