Kaizer Chiefs beat their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates by a solitary goal in the Soweto derby played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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Pirates were forced to play with ten men in the last thirty minutes of the match after their captain, Innocent Maela, was shown a straight red card for fouling Chiefs forward Christian Saile.
Nigerian defender Olisah Ndah scored an own goal on the stroke of full-time beating his own keeper Sipho Chaine.
Pirates who were the visiting team came into this match as slight favourites based on their current form. But Chiefs were chasing a rare record of winning five Soweto derbies in a row against their bitter rivals, after winning four.
More than 77 000 tickets were sold for this encounter.