Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates PSL Soweto Derby

Chiefs and Pirates fans. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates: The ULTIMATE Soweto Derby Guide

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates lock horns again in the Soweto Derby. Here’s all you need to know about this crunch Nedbank Cup semifinal clash.

Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates PSL Soweto Derby

Chiefs and Pirates fans. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates is always a special occasion on the football calendar in Mzansi. This time, these South African giants tussle in a Soweto Derby for a place in the Nedbank Cup final. Here is everything you need to know.

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Soweto Derby match details

  • WHO: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates
  • WHEN: Saturday May 6th
  • WHERE: FNB Stadium
  • KICKOFF: 3pm
  • WHY: For the right to play in the Nedbank Cup final against either Sekhukhune or Stellenbosch.

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Nedbank Cup Kaizer Chiefs Pirates
The Nedbank Cup quarter-finals will take place this weekend as the eight remaining teams look to books their places in the semi-finals. Image: Nedbank Cup

Recent H2H record favours Kaizer Chiefs

The Glamour Boys have taken the bragging rights in each of the last five editions of the Soweto Derby. Pirates have scored just twice in that sequence and failed to score in three of the matches. The last time Pirates beat Chiefs was January 2021 when there weren’t fans in the stadium.

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Current form guide favours Orlando Pirates though

The Buccaneers have won six of their last seven PSL matches. Their last defeat in the league came against none other than Chiefs on February 25th. Since then, they’ve been in scintillating form and made themselves favourites for second place.

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Player to watch

Who else than Monnapule Saleng? One of the most productive players in South Africa this season has 10 goals and five assists in 19 PSL appearances this term. If any Pirates player can turn the tide in recent Derby clashes, it’s this guy.

Orlando Pirates Saleng Soweto Derby
Monnapule Saleng of Orlando Pirates during DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows on the 14 January 2022 at Orlando Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Only approximately 55 hours until kickoff between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates!

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