The country will be divided for 90 minutes when Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will meet for the 168th time in an official game when they clash in the Absa Premiership on Saturday afternoon. The game is billed for FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
All week long the talk of the town in taxis, schools and households around the country has been about this meeting between the two Soweto giants, with Chiefs having defeated Pirates a week ago in a Telkom Knockout quarterfinal game, Amakhosi will be hoping to repeat that on Saturday afternoon with another win.
While the first official clash between the teams took place on 24th January 1970 in a cup clash, the first league encounters between the sides happened in 1971 the league was known as the National Professional Soccer League.
It was Chiefs second league game in 1971 when they were to be the home team hosting Orlando Pirates for the inaugural time in a league game. The game turned out to be a thriller with Chiefs winning 4-3 on the 24th April 1971. Chiefs would follow that victory with another later in the season in their second league meeting against Pirates on 6th November 1971 as they would end as 2-1 winners.