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Chiefs legend Joseph Setlhodi, who was a part of the Soweto Derby when it first
began back in 1970, fancies Pirates’ chances of winning the 63rd edition of
this fixture at the FNB Stadium.
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Chiefs have produced an extraordinary season thus far and
Setlhodi feels that this is what will count against them when it comes to the
crunch this weekend.
"Look, a team that is in-form heading into the Derby
never wins it, and Chiefs have done well this season. They are the in-form side
and that scares me," Setlhodi told Goal.
Setlhodi, who represented Chiefs for 15 glorious years,
lamented the fact that recent matches between these two teams have not lived up
to expectations and has not ruled out the possibility of a draw either, should
Pirates fail to edge it.
"I have watched and played in many Soweto derbies, and
lately they are no longer that exciting for me because of how it is played. So
I can see a draw," added Setlhodi.
"But something that has not changed what it is at stake
when the two clubs play each other, and current form doesn't matter in such
games," added the 67-year-old, who was one of the original recruits when
Chiefs was first established in 1970.
"So Pirates are likely to beat Chiefs, if not then the
match will end in a draw. History is against Chiefs winning on Saturday."
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