PRETORIA – Kaizer Chiefs are gearing up their preparation for the first Soweto Derby of the upcoming season when they play Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Chiefs' pre-season training saw them travel to Botswana last weekend at the invitation of the country's Premier League champions, Township Rollers. The match was staged at the newly-built Jamali Stadium in Tlokweng.
Hosts, ‘Popa Popa Ya Ipopa’ as Rollers are known, won the friendly 2-1.
Bernard Parker opened the scoring in the second minute, but Rollers responded with goals by Kaone van der Westhuizen and Tumisang Orebonye.
Chiefs' new recruits Samir Nurković, Kearyn Baccus and Lazalous Kambole started the match while James Kotei was among the substitutes.