South African soccer giants Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are preparing for their second encounter after meeting in the Carling Cup 3 weeks back. On their last encounter Kaizer Chiefs came out victorious after 90 minutes, with Mike (Lehlohonolo) Majoro's goal being the difference between the two teams. Kaizer Chiefs winning this game 1-0 came as no surprise to most as it is a rare matter for both these teams to score more than 1 goal against each other. In the last 10 games these two teams have met only 2 of them saw either one of these teams scoring more than 1 goal.
They meet on Saturday for the first leg of the MTN8 semi-finals. Kaizer Chiefs made it to the semi-finals after beating AmaTuks 3-0, while Orlando Pirates beat the 2012/13 runners up Supersport United 4-3 on penalties after both teams holding on to a 2 all draw after extra-time.
"The Derby is a match that is part of the history of South Africa - we lost in the Carling Cup but now the demand from everywhere is bigger; Chiefs can't win two matches against us - we will fight," spoke Orlando Pirates captain Lehlohonolo (Lucky) Lekgwathi to the Orlandopirates.com.
The Amakhosi (Kaizer Chiefs) come to this game after a rest as their last game was against the AmaTuks where they won 3-0 on the 10th of August. Their rivals Orlando Pirates had a thrilling encounter where they thrashed Egyptian side Zamalek with 4 goals to 1 for the visitors to have something to hold to on Saturday the 17th of August during the CAF Champions League match at the Orlando Stadium.
The Soweto Derby as known to most soccer lovers is set to take place at the FNB Stadium this coming Saturday. The second leg is due to be played on the 24th of September at the Orlando Stadium. Other MTN 8 Cup fixtures, Bidvest Wits visit Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace for the first leg on the 25th of August and Platinum Stars to return the favor at the Bidvest Stadium for the second leg on the 25th of September.
Tickets for both games this coming weekend are now available at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers across the country. The tickets are selling from R40 for adults and only R10 for children under the age of 12.
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