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Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

Our predicted Soweto Derby starting XIs

The Soweto Derby isn’t far off now. We’ve put together our predicted starting 11s but do they match up with yours?

Kaizer Chiefs fans

Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

The 176th Soweto Derby will grace our screens tomorrow at 15:30.

With not long until kickoff, we’re keen to make some predictions as to how the teams will look. Here’s how we think the sides will line up at Soccer City.

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Kaizer Chiefs Women's Day
Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs have taken the opportunity to wish all of their female supporters a Happy Women’s Day. Photo: Gallo Images

Soweto Derby predicted XIs

ORLANDO PIRATES NEWS

Miguel Timm is suspended for the Buccaneers, so we should see Goodman Mosele in central midfield. Thabang Monare, Vincent Pule and Thembinkosi Lorch are all also likely to be absent.

Predicted XI (3-4-3): Mpontshane; Ndah, Sibisi, Maela; Monyane, Mosele, Ndlondlo, Hotto; Erasmus, Makaringe, Saleng

Ndlondlo is set to star in his first Soweto Derby
New Orlando Pirates playmaker Ndabdayithethwa Ndlondlo. Image: @KickOffMagazine / Twitter.

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KAIZER CHIEFS NEWS

Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana picked up a knock against AmaZulu on his return from another injury. He’s a major doubt. Talismanic keeper Itumeleng Khune has missed the club’s last three games after getting injured earlier this month.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Petersen; Frosler, Kwinika, Dove, Hlanti; Blom, Maart, Dolly; Sekgota, Du Preez, Billiat

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Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates Soweto derby
Kaizer Chiefs will welcome rivals Orlando Pirates to the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 29 October for the latest installment of the Soweto derby. Photo: Backpagepix

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What do you think of these sides? Feel free to drag me in the comments!

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