Absa Premiership

Setlhodi sides with Pirates

2015-03-06 14:36
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Cape Town - Kaizer 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."

Kick-off is at 15:30.

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