Chiefs, Pirates fireworks in CBL Soweto Derby
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – THE upcoming Carling Black Label Cup is poised to keep football fans on the edge of their seats.
Title holders, Kaizer Chiefs, and old arch-rivals Orlando Pirates will meet in the decider at the historic FNB Stadium on Saturday.
While Chiefs will be out to defend their title, Pirates are eager to reclaim the trophy they won in two consecutive seasons since 2011 and avenge the controversial loss last season.
Striker Lehlohonolo Majoro scored from an offside position as Chiefs won 1-0 at the same venue that will host this weekend’s match.
Ironically, Majoro will be donning the famous black-and-white strip of Pirates after quitting their cross-town rivals halfway into last season.
Majoro will be in equally predatory company upfront in the form of Kermit Erasmus and Daine Klate to cause anxious moments for Chiefs.
At the back, Pirates will depend on the skills of Bafana’s goalminder, Senzo Meyiwa.
Chief have their own national team ‘keeper in Itumeleng Khune, who will captain the side.
Upfield, Kingston Nkhatha, George Maluleka and new signing Siphelele Mthembu will be eager to inspire the Amakhosi.
Chiefs approach the Carling Black Label Cup final with their house appearing in order following last Sunday’s 4-2 mauling of newly-promoted Premiership side Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Pirates’ pre-season has in contrast been low-key.
However previous meeting between the two popular sides suggest the form book counts for nothing.
– CAJ News
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