It’s another instalment of the biggest match in South African soccer calendar, with Orlando Pirates visiting Kaizer Chiefs for yet another testing encounter, this time in the form of the Absa Premiership which will be played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The two sides meet for the second time in the space of a week, after doing battle in the Telkom Knockout in Durban last Saturday.
This time there’s three points on the line, and although the league is more of a marathon and not a sprint; the visitors will come into this encounter well aware of the task of not allowing the current log leaders to stretch their lead beyond where it currently sits.
The Buccaneers are sitting in seventh place with 13 points collected after 10 matches while Amakhosi have 25 points having played the same number of games.
The last time these two sides met; the thrill-a-minute affair saw the match go all the way to penalties to determine the winner. The Buccaneers showed grit and determination after going a man down following a red card to Mthokozisi Dube.
And despite the match ending in a penalty shootout defeat, coach Rhulani Mokwena should be inspired by what his players displayed on the day despite going a man down but still being able to go toe to toe with their rivals for close to 70 minutes.