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This year’s Carling Black Label Cup has undergone radical changes with four teams rather than the usual two in action next weekend. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

LIVE | Soweto derby, Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates – Saturday, 5 March 2022

Everything you need to know ahead of the final Soweto derby of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Carling Black Label Cup

This year’s Carling Black Label Cup has undergone radical changes with four teams rather than the usual two in action next weekend. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

The second and final Soweto derby of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season will take place TODAY, Saturday, 5 March, at the Orlando Stadium.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:30.

Below, everything you need to know about the biggest derby in South African football in your one-stop destination for all the latest, breaking news.

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LATEST – Soweto derby: By the numbers

On the eve of the Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, a look at the key numbers through the years.

Click to view every fact and stat that really matters

08:00 – WIN! WIN! WIN!

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07:45 – DStv Premiership log before Soweto derby

A quick look at the DStv Premiership log before kick-off in the Soweto derby

Click to view the latest DStv Premiership standings

07:01 – NOT the only DStv Premiership match this weekend!

You’d be forgiven for thinking Saturday’s Kaizer Chiefs versus Orlando Pirates Soweto derby was the only DStv Premiership fixture scheduled!

Click to see who else is in action – and when

Running into the Soweto derby like …

08:57 – Unavailable player number stands at FIVE

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be without 5 players for the Soweto derby on Saturday.

Click to see who’s been ruled out

08:22 – Three surprise selections?

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates may have some tricks up their sleeves with Gabadinho Mhango and Sabelo Radebe – and another surprise selection on the cards…

Click to see who could be a bolter on Saturday

07:13 – POLL – Have your say

On the eve of the highly-anticipated Orlando Pirates-Kaizer Chiefs derby, make your voice heard by voting in this poll to predict who will emerge victorious.

Go on, cast your vote

Thursday, 15:41 – Itumeleng Khune LATEST

Itumeleng Khune is an icon at Kaizer Chiefs. It’s no wonder coach Stuart Baxter remains under pressure to play the legendary ‘keeper.

Read Stuart Baxter’s latest thoughts on the Itumeleng Khune saga

15:01 – BIG blow

Kaizer Chiefs will be without THREE of their star players for the Soweto derby showdown against Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

Click to read who’s the latest casualty

14:12 – Irvin Khoza responds to protesting fans

The PSL has issued an official response to the protest set to occur before the Soweto derby kicks off

Click to read what the Iron Duke had to say

13:33 – Soweto derby IS a CAF Champions League playoff

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be playing for far more then bragging rights in Mzansi’s biggest derby…

Read why Saturday’s much is so much more than just another derby

12:22 – Milestone alert for Bernard Parker

Kaizer Chiefs captain Bernard Parker is fit and ready to face Orlando Pirates in this weekend’s highly-anticipated Soweto derby.

Click to read which milestone Kaizer Chiefs’ Bernard Parker is fast approaching

11:44 – Khama is happy

A glance at Khama Billiat’s career record in league games against Orlando Pirates shows the midfielder enjoys duelling with the Buccaneers.

Read why the Zimbabwean star is ‘happy’ ahead of kick-off

10:26 – How to watch the Soweto derby on TV

Don’t have a ticket to the stadium (neither do we)?

Here’s how to follow the match on TV

09:11 – Did Kaizer Chiefs just catch a huge break?

New filtering through that Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch is doubtful for Saturday’s Soweto derby will be welcomed by Amakhosi

Read what’s wrong with Buccaneers star Lorch

07:34 – Some coaching drama at Orlando Pirates!

Are currently co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids any better than former coach Josef Zinnbabuer?

Take a look at the comparisons!

22:00 – Orlando Pirates head into Soweto derby with a draw

The Buccaneers have drawn their final DStv Premiership clash before Saturday’s Soweto derby.

Click to read the match report from the Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City FC match

17:22 – Double blow for Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs will be without the services of two key players for Saturday’s Soweto derby.

Click to find out who Amakhosi will be missing

13:23 – ‘Die Hond’ has an appetite for the Soweto derby

Kaizer Chiefs star Bernard Parker is thrilled to be returning to the line-up in time for the Soweto derby this weekend.

Click to read Bernard Parker’s comments

12:31 – Mystery coach spotted at Naturena

Curious onlookers would have spotted a mystery Swedish coach at Naturena this week.

Click to learn more about who Kaveh Magnusson is

11:33 – Is this the Orlando Pirates starting XI?

Who will start for Orlando Pirates in Saturday’s Soweto derby? We think we know!

Click to view the likely Orlando Pirates line-up

09:59 – Not the only derby this weekend!

The much-anticipated Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates clash is not the only derby this weekend!

Over in England, Manchester City will host Manchester United on Sunday, 6 March at 18:30 SA time.

08:57 – Orlando Pirates in action today

The Buccaneers will get the opportunity to fine-tune a couple of things ahead of Saturday’s Soweto derby when they host Cape Town City FC at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday, 2 March at 17:30.

Click to see how you can follow that match on TV

Tuesday, 1 March – Facts and stats

To date there have been 51 Soweto league derbies since the PSL era kicked off in the 1996/97 season.

In those matches, Kaizer Chiefs have won 15, Orlando Pirates have triumphed on 12 occasions and there have been 24 draws.

14:38 – Another derby draw?

The record books show that 47% of all Soweto derby matches end in stalemates. But what do the latest Hollywoodbets odds say will happen this weekend?

Click to view the latest odds

13:41 – Race against time

Kaizer Chiefs have FOUR key players in a fitness race to be ready for kick-off. We’d like to see the best-v-best in action, no … ?

Click to see who Kaizer Chiefs fans are sweating on

12:14 – Stuart Baxter’s Soweto derby record

Amakhosi fans will be happy to hear that their coach Stuart Baxter does have a good Soweto derby record!

Click to view Baxter’s record over the years against Orlando Pirates

11:47 – First and last winners

Orlando Pirates won the very first Soweto derby on 18 January 1997 at the FNB Stadium, 1-0, while Kaizer Chiefs won the most recent match on 6 November 2021, also at the FNB Stadium, 2-1.

10:34 – So long, farewell?

Saturday’s Soweto derby is likely to be the final time we see these Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates legends in action in the country’s biggest match.

Click to view who’s likely to be suiting up for the final time

09:57 – Did you know … ?

In the 25 completed top-flight league seasons to date, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have each won four titles?

09:11 – Pitso Mosimane’s legacy

Pitso Mosimane’s legacy will prominently feature in this year’s Soweto derby.

Click to read why that’s the case

08:00 – Whose fans will be smiling come the final whistle on Saturday?