Register Login Live

Supporters Club

The Soweto Derby At Orlando Stadium – Good Idea?

If you bought this week's edition of Soccer Laduma in stores today and opened to the fixtures list in the middle, you may have noticed something different. Instead of both league Soweto Derbies being played at FNB Stadium next season, one will be hosted in the Pirate Ship.

Supporters Club caught up with Buccaneers supporter Vukani Madonsela for his thoughts on the fixture's move to the stadium, and the security concerns around playing in a smaller arena.

Here are his thoughts:

On the derby that's going be played at Orlando Stadium

"We, as Orlando Pirates supporters, are very happy that the team will play its game at our own turf. You must remember that, unlike other teams, Pirates have their own stadium, and that is Orlando Stadium. Isigodi sika Mabinzela."

On the safety of supporters and the size of Orlando Stadium

"The only thing that we can do to avoid what happened at Ellis Park is for us supporters to buy tickets early, and arrive early at the stadium. If we can master that, then everything will be OK, there will be no danger at all!"

On how he thinks Pirates will fare this season

"Pirates will have a very good season this season. We have a very good coach in Muhsin Ertugral and he is familiar with SA football. You'll remember he coached Chiefs twice and Ajax twice, so he won't take long to settle down."

Are you concerned about security measures for the game being played at Orlando? What are the pros and cons of the fixture move?

182 comments

Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

93 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

67 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Breaks Zlatan's Incredible Record

5 Sep 20, 2021 09:28 AM in Cadbury

Club Wants To Sign Messi?

1 Sep 17, 2021 02:27 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

The Don – Downs Star Flexes Smoking R1m BMW M4

Sep 20, 2021 07:41 PM in Show Me The Money

Kekana Shows Off His Latest Whip

1 Sep 20, 2021 07:43 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Beckham's Son Makes Professional Debut

4 Sep 20, 2021 10:32 AM in World News

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

34 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

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

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

124 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs