Kaizer Chiefs need to be stopped! That’s the word coming from Orlando Pirates head coach Rhulani Mokwena as he looks forward to round two of the Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Chiefs are seven points clear at the top in the Absa Premiership and a win against Pirates could see them 15 points clear of Pirates who are currently seventh on the log. After losing to Amakhosi in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals on penalties last week, Mokwena says something should give on Saturday afternoon.
Chiefs is coming to this game on the back of five clean sheets in the league but Bucs will also be encouraged by the fact that they managed to breach that defense by scoring two goals last week. And as always, Mokwena says they’ve done their own analysis and know where to hurt them.
But Pirates defense is also in trouble, they are coming to this game without the services of their captain Happy Jele and Mthokozisi Dube who were went off in the last two matches. Against the free scoring attack of Samir Nurkovic, Khama Billiat, Leonardo Castro and Dumisani Zuma, Mokwena should be a concerned man.
The Soweto derby means a lot to Mokwena, his history with the clubs is well decorated. This is going to be game no.13 since he took over in all competitions, he’s had three wins, four losses and five draws. The 32-year-old says this game means a lot to him. – Report by Velile Mnyandu