Former SuperSport United, Orlando Pirates and Chippa United winger Daine Klate believes that the winner of the derby between Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will have a massive boost in confidence in the title race.

Chiefs are sitting on top of the log with 45 points in 20 matches, while Pirates are in third place with 39 points in 21 matches.

Audio: Klate talks about the upcoming derby:

Reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns are still in title contention in second place with 41 points in 20 matches, four points adrift of Chiefs.

Bidvest Wits are also in with a chance with 34 points in 18 matches.

Klate, who won the league title six times, says the league race is very interesting.

Pirates have not lost a match since German coach Josef Zinnbauer took over in December. They have amassed a whopping 19 points out of possible 21 in the last seven games.

Klate says the new coach has an effect on the positive results.

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– Report by Vincent Sitsula