Johannesburg - They might be on opposite sides of the field, but two popular soccer supporters have united and are calling Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates fans to arrive early for Saturday’s Soweto derby.
One does warm ups during matches and the other is always present, hence his name Mgijimi.
The two supporters cannot be missed at games. They both have one thing in common – they steal the show at their clubs’ matches.
While Colraine Moatshe entertains Chiefs’ supporters by going up and down the aisles doing warm-ups, one cannot miss Mgijimi’s white-powdered face.
Mandla Sindane says he got his name because he attends all Pirates’ matches.
“Wherever Pirates play, I’m there. Even now, I’m preparing to go to Port Elizabeth for the weekend game,” said Sindane, who comes from Emalahleni in Mpumalanga.
He said he was looking forward to the derby as it promises fireworks.
“This will be a derby with a difference; like no other we have seen before. I can feel it – we are going to have goals because the two teams are playing well and scoring goals.”
He urged supporters to arrive early at the stadium.
“Last weekend at one of our branch meetings, we agreed to spread the word to supporters to try to get there early to make the atmosphere electric.
“Players must find us at the stadium, not the other way round.”
Moatshe also urged Chiefs’ supporters to heed the call to arrive early.
“This one is going to be a humdinger,” said Moatshe. “Lets all get to the stadium early to avoid chaos.
“It is about time we as supporters take the lead and lead by example. We have to be there when the players come out for pre-match warm- ups and cheer them on.”