DURBAN – The much-anticipated Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates is almost here. It is a sold-out affair at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.
The two Soweto giants will be battling for a place in the Telkom Knockout final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on December 8, where they will face either defending champions, Wits, or Baroka FC.
They are both on the same mission: they want to end their four-year trophy drought.
Former Chiefs and Pirates midfielder Stanton “Stiga” Fredericks believes that the Buccaneers are favourites to beat Amakhosi on Saturday.
“The game is important for both teams. I think Pirates are in better shape at the moment. They will go there with all the confidence, especially after winning the last encounter which wasn’t too long ago. It is an opportunity for Kaizer Chiefs to bounce back. It is a Cup match, it is derby day and anything can happen,” Fredericks said.