VV’s Major(o) test

2014-03-09 10:00

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Kaizer Chiefs rejects – Vladimir Vermezovic and Lehlohonolo Majoro – may come back to haunt them on Saturday, writes Timothy Molobi.

All eyes will be on Vladimir Vermezovic and Lehlohonolo Majoro when their new club, Orlando Pirates, take on Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

This will be more than a grudge match for the duo, considering the manner in which they left Chiefs.

Even if they would not say it openly, “VV” and “Major”, as the two are known, have scores to settle with Amakhosi.

They will also be out to put the brakes on Chiefs’ title challenge and bring Pirates back into contention.

The outcome of this game will go a long way in determining the destiny of the Absa Premiership trophy.

The two clubs played to a 1-1 draw in their previous meeting in October.

This time around, it will be for more than bragging rights as points will matter the most.

For Pirates, Chiefs are the main rivals to take

care of in the Soweto derby after they take a sho’t left to Dobsonville for an encounter with Moroka Swallows on Wednesday evening.

This game will act as a warm-up for the bigger one, but they can ill-afford to drop more points now.

On the other hand, Chiefs will sharpen their swords against Platinum Stars midweek.

They will want to go into the derby with their tails up as they are still enjoying their stay at the top of the log.

Any slip-up can bring other teams into contention.

Stuart Baxter’s team have gone 14 games unbeaten in all competitions and were expected to progress to the next round of the CAF Champions League at the expense of Mozambican club Liga Muçulmana de Maputo last night, as they took a 4-0 lead into the match.

Saturday’s derby has all the ingredients for a humdinger.

Will VV, who was granted a work permit on Friday, and Major have the last laugh, or will Chiefs triumph and justify their decision to get rid of the pair?

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