Soweto derby

The XI articles you simply must read ahead of kick-off in Saturday’s 101st Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Photo: Backpagepix

Soweto derby: The XI articles you MUST read before kick-off!

The XI articles you simply must read ahead of kick-off in Saturday’s 101st Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Soweto derby

The XI articles you simply must read ahead of kick-off in Saturday’s 101st Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Photo: Backpagepix

Build-up to the 101st Soweto derby has dominated online headlines in recent days, so much so that you will be excused for not knowing that there are in fact seven other DStv Premiership matches this weekend!

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But it’s all about Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates this weekend in what is Africa’s second biggest derby – after the Cairo derby between Al Ahly and Zamalek (read all about that result HERE).

In fact, the continent’s third biggest derby – between Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca – will also take place today at 18:00 SA time!

In case you haven’t been able to keep up to date with all the articles published ahead of the match on The South African website, fear not!

We’re taken the liberty of listing, appropriately, the XI you should read prior to the 15:30 kick-off.

1. Stuart Baxter’s ‘NOT-SO-BAD’ record against Orlando Pirates

Kaizer Chiefs head into the clash against Orlando Pirates with history firmly on their side, thanks to coach Stuart Baxter!

2. Soweto derby: Will you be left in the dark? Check the Eskom schedule

Thanks to Eskom, you may well miss the Soweto derby as the power utility announced that there will be load shedding this weekend

3. Arsenal legend’s message to Orlando Pirates: ‘Finish them!’

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has sent a message of support for Orlando Pirates to ‘FINISH’ Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby

4. Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates: Shabba’s Soweto Derby record to stay intact!

Kaizer Chiefs legend Siphiwe ‘Shabba’ Tshabalala will NOT have his Soweto derby record broken on Saturday

5. Soweto derby: Who has held township bragging rights over the years?

SA will come to a standstill on Saturday when Kaizer Chiefs host Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby. But who will have township bragging rights come the final whistle?

6. Who is Bernard Parker? 10 things to know about Kaizer Chiefs’ ‘Die Hond’

How much do YOU know about the man affectionately known as ‘Die Hond’? 10 stats and facts to impress your mates!

7. Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates | 5 stars with most Soweto Derby appearances

A look at the five players with the most Soweto derby appearances in the PSL era

8. Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates: Your TV guide to the Soweto derby!

How you can watch Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates do battle in the 101st Soweto derby

9. Soweto derby: Who the BOOKIES say will win!

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are mere minutes away from the first Soweto derby of the DStv Premiership season. Go place a bet!

10. Soweto derby REMINDER: Fans banned from FNB Stadium

Spectators have been reminded that NO ONE will be allowed to attend Saturday’s Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium

11. Orlando Pirates to devise a plan to stop three-man Kaizer Chiefs attack

Orlando Pirates interim co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has revealed they have to devised a plan to stop Kaizer Chiefs’ attacking front three