Absa Premiership

Motale expects a dry Soweto derby

2015-10-29 17:00
Edward Motale (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates legend Edward Motale is not overly optimistic about the prospects of the Soweto derby being an absolute thriller on Saturday.

Motale suspects Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will play to a dull draw, given that many of the recent fixtures between these two teams have produced that very result.

"This match will be a draw played at a slow pace," Motale told KickOff.

"If you can look at the matches between the two sides over the last few years, they have mostly been draws with wins for either side here and there. So I don't see anything different this time around."

Motale, a member of the much revered Pirates team from the 1990s, said there was still a considerable amount at stake during this fixture, suggesting that it still defined the level of success either club is deemed to have had in a season.

While Motale's expectations are low, this match could also be the tonic that both teams need to revive their respective campaigns.

"When you play against Kaizer Chiefs having won the last five matches in a row, it means nothing during the Derby. You are judged based on what happens on that particular day," he added.

"It's the same when you go to the Soweto Derby having lost a lot of matches - fans will forgive you when you win the Soweto Derby.

"But I would like to wish both coaches good luck because they are both local coaches."

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