Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands believes Justice
Chabalala's presence was significant in helping the Buccaneers keep Kaizer
Chiefs at bay following yet another Soweto derby stalemate.
Soweto perennial rivals shared the spoils in a less entertaining Absa Premiership encounter played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Sandilands insisted that Chabalala - who was
making his first appearance of the season - will be a pillar of strength at the
heart of the Pirates defence this season.
(Chabalala) did a fantastic job at the back. It was his first start of the
season and he did tremendously well," said Sandilands.
was even a ball that came into the box and he did a calm clearance with his
back heel. I really appreciate his work rate and I believe that he's a guy
we'll be relying on this season.
is also a valuable member of the team and he came when we needed him most."
Sandilands also expressed his delight after making his maiden appearance in the
eagerly anticipated Soweto derby.
was a very special moment, I can't express this feeling in words. But I felt
privileged to be part of that amazing game. I'm also grateful because I managed
to keep a clean sheet," he said.