JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs players Khama Billiat and Mark Booysen on Friday talked about the excitement they feel at being part of the spectacle ahead of the Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday (start at 3.30pm).
Pirates go into the match second on the table with 16 points with Chiefs third with 14 points.
“The Soweto derby is like no other local derby or game in the country. The whole country virtually comes to a complete halt when the two Soweto giants meet, and we know that it is an important occasion for the fans," said the Zimbabwe international Billiat.
"I’ve been in South Africa for several years and watched the Soweto derby on television, but have never attended the game.
"It’s a huge privilege to be a part of this spectacle for the first time and I am looking forward to the experience as a player – especially in Kaizer Chiefs colours. I know the atmosphere will be electric and we have to live up to the expectations of the Amakhosi supporters.