De Sa takes swipe at Chiefs

2012-12-07 11:16

Johannesburg - Roger de Sa has taken a pot-shot at Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the Soweto derby, saying the Glamour Boys are only now on a level par with Orlando Pirates.

According to website, the two PSL juggernauts will clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday with three massive points up for grabs, with pace setters Amakhosi currently leading the Buccaneers after 13 league matches.

Speaking to the media ahead of the Soccer City encounter, De Sa said: "For the first time in a while, both teams are evenly matched."

Pirates head into the match on the back of a dour goalless draw against Premiership strugglers Chippa United, leaving the Sea Robbers three points behind Chiefs, who thrashed Ajax Cape Town 3-0 last time out.

De Sa, though, feels the form book can be thrown out the window come match-day.

"Previous form does not count ahead of a derby match," he said.

"The game is a massive game, showpiece for the South African football that we can be proud of. This is the face of SA football and both teams need to step it up a bit."

Looking ahead to Saturday's kick-off, he added: "I foresee an open game; both teams like to have a go at the other.

"We got to focus on what we can do, cat and mouse situation. If they don't have the ball, there isn't much that they can do."


  • ayanda.d.sokhela - 2012-12-07 12:04

    Roger De Sa you legend! For the first time in a while, both teams are evenly match. Lol, we all know who has been on top.....Orlando Pirates!

      tokollo.moeletsi - 2012-12-07 14:22

      True Ayanda... Chiefs can't compare with the Mighty Bucs. There is no way we can be evenly matched. Chiefs needs to break our records and by the looks of things they will not be doing it anytime soon. Up the Bucs

      michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-07 20:20

      is the bugs not bucs eish these people

  • khumo.tsoai - 2012-12-07 12:05

    Rodger is correct, it took Pirates 10 years to surpass chiefs level, and it took chiefs 2 and a half years to reach them again

      mzwandile.komeni - 2012-12-07 13:45

      Couldn't have put it better myself Khumo! #nuffSaid#

      tokollo.moeletsi - 2012-12-07 14:26

      It will take Chiefs a Life time to win a double treble or even beat the best in the African continent. No team in the southern parts of Africa has achieved what Pirates has achieved. The History books are there. We don't just collect mediocre trophies we take our time to write history. Up the Bucs

  • siyamcela.kololwane - 2012-12-07 12:08

    kaizer chiêfs winning more than 2 goals

  • edward.rikhotso.7 - 2012-12-07 13:01

    Ag, Roger you don't need to put pressure on yourself about the up coming derby coz you will find yourself unemployed very soon

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-12-07 13:33

    wel said rodger, its only nw tht chiefs are at the same level with pirates, but pirates wil proove to them that they cn nevr be any better...UP THE BUCS!!

  • ettiene.esterhuizen.7 - 2012-12-07 13:51

    amakhosi for life

      ayanda.d.sokhela - 2012-12-07 15:57

      You meant Orlando Pirates, right?

  • mahomedrafeek.goolam - 2012-12-07 17:41

    A derby is just that,a derby.anyone can all depends who wants it more on the day.Both teams are playing well at the moment,thereby being 1 and 2 on the league table.So whoever wins, wins,as long as the fans enjoy the match and the real winner is South African Soccer.Go Pirates,win or lose you are still the best club in SA.

      selina.tsele - 2012-12-07 18:48

      Stats do not support the last part of ur statement...

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-07 20:19

    On Saturday afternoon CHIEFS will be ontop of the log by 7 points and the bugs will be 5th , yebo yes amakhosi for life

  • godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-12-08 06:28

    Hey wena De sa,don't field pap players like you did against Chippa,if u do so be prepared to lose that coaching spot cause we the Ghosts won't be happy with you,make sure De sa,,up the Bucks

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