The teams are separated by nearly 1130km, so calling tonight’s match in the Mzansi Super League a derby, doesn’t fit with what is classified as a sport’s derby.
However, there are a number of players very familiar with SuperSport Park, who in fact call it home. So for today you will have a derby, a Titans derby if you will.
The visiting Giants made a point in last year’s MSL draft of relying very strongly on players who’d been a part of the most successful domestic franchise in the last decade.
The Titans supplied them with Junior Dala, Chris Morris and Heino Kuhn. To that trio, this year they added Farhaan Behardien and Grant Thomson. Chuck in Imran Tahir, who made his name in South African cricket while twirling away for the Titans for many summers, and it will make for a pretty intense midweek squabble in Centurion.