Absa Premiership

Chiefs legend has his say on the Soweto derby

2017-03-07 11:06
Lucky Stylianou (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs legend Lucky Stylianou believes Amakhosi gave a positive performance against Orlando Pirates over the weekend.

The two sides played to an exciting 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium which kept the crowd at the edge of their seats throughout the 90 minutes.

Either side could easily have walked away with maximum points as Brighton Mhlongo and Itumeleng Khune made several top saves to keep the match at a low score.

Stylianou, who played for Chiefs from 1978 until 1984, told the club's official website that the match showed that South African teams can compete with the best in the world.

"Willard Katsande held the centre together, winning nearly all his battles. But he wasn't always backed up by his compatriots in the midfield.

"Itumeleng Khune, however, had a brilliant first-half, while Bernard Parker also did well up-front."

"This game was certainly a promotion for South African soccer.

"It showed as well that we can compete with the best of the world when it comes to the short passing game, ball being passed over five to ten metres, although, maybe, we could improve a bit with the distribution over longer distances."

The defender won a handful of trophies for Amakhosi over six seasons after becoming the first white player to don the famous gold and black jersey in 1978.

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