Record Soweto Derby for Shabba

Posted: 25 October 2013 Time: 05:06 pm

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala will tomorrow improve on his record of the longest unbroken run of Soweto Derby appearances in the modern day PSL.

‘Shabba’ will feature in his 19th consecutive Derby at Soccer City tomorrow, as he has been cleared to play after recovering from a swollen ankle.

The injury forced him out of the Telkom Knockout match against Free State Stars on Sunday, which Chiefs won on penalties. 

Since making his first ever appearance against Orlando Pirates in the famous 2-2 draw in Durban on November 24, 2007, Tshabalala has been an ever-present, starting all 18 matches that have been contested by the Big Two since then.

In those 18 matches, Shabba has scored three goals, with Chiefs winning just four, while Pirates have come out on top in six, and the rest finishing in draws.

No other player has featured in this fixture for 19 consecutive games since the start of the modern day PSL in 1996.

The 29-year-old joined Chiefs from Free State Stars in January 2007 but missed the first six months owing to injury only making his Amakhosi debut at the beginning of the 2007/08 campaign.

Several other players have played more than 15 Derby appearances in Chiefs colours in the modern day PSL, among them Tinashe Nengomasha, Jimmy Tau, Arthur Zwane and Thabo Mooki, but none of them played all their games in a row.

For Pirates, their veteran defender Lucky Lekgwathi has the most Derby appearances, with 21 to his name, but he is unlikely to play tomorrow.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

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bomboclat!!!!!!!!
posted: 2013-10-25 15:19:35

Hez de face of South African football. Hez a star, even rats fans knw that. I cn't wait 2see u tmr in action

COLONEL99
posted: 2013-10-25 15:24:18

@bomboclat!!!!!!!! i m pretty well sure that you are a heavy dagga smoker man,,this guy is a cow!!! just like other zebras!!! bomboclat my @ss do you even know what it mean??

uzy
posted: 2013-10-25 15:52:01

anoter cow

busuku
posted: 2013-10-25 15:54:47

Mxm cooow

Maskito
posted: 2013-10-25 16:04:30

Why is SHE still here in Mzansi?

Star Washelela1937
posted: 2013-10-25 16:12:30

How I wish this game was played now!!!!!! 

bomboclat!!!!!!!!
posted: 2013-10-25 16:23:23

Buccuneer40 bomboclat means ur black stinking ass!!!!!

Nestee GodFada Nespray (Beauty and the Beast-YEYE)
posted: 2013-10-25 16:25:08

Those who wish to see how Phefeni Boy looks like are invited to check my profile pic.

PS. The pic was taken at a tarven by stalkers.

bomboclat!!!!!!!!
posted: 2013-10-25 16:25:41

Maskito Dn't waste my time u stupid bastard!!!do u really think ders any1 u cn compare Shaba wt in ur stupid rats team???

TheBestOne
posted: 2013-10-25 16:26:03

daine klate is proud of his medals and will add the champs league on the 9 Nov '13.not so ambitious two left legs player is proud of playng derbies consecutively?

Nestee GodFada Nespray (Beauty and the Beast-YEYE)
posted: 2013-10-25 16:26:46

some of us are tired of dizzing Shwaba

bomboclat!!!!!!!!
posted: 2013-10-25 16:28:07

TheBestOne Klate wil never score de first World cup goal held fo de 1st time in African Continuent nd m sure he doez knw that!!!!

bomboclat!!!!!!!!
posted: 2013-10-25 16:29:52

Nestee GodFada Nespray (Phefeni Boy on My PROFILE  So wat???take a chill pill nd chillex rats fan!!!!cauze it seems like u gonna shit ur pans anytime soon

Glamour Boy
posted: 2013-10-25 16:30:21

Someone needs to remind Shabba about his primary duties that is to create and pass the ball to the strikes, not trying to score every time is in possession of the ball.

bomboclat!!!!!!!!
posted: 2013-10-25 16:32:06

Nestee GodFada Nespray (Phefeni Boy on My PROFILE  mxm tats ruffish!!!so u deal wt stalkers wena??dn't be stupid here.leave Phefeni boy alone nd m sure if he cn see dis he wil make u shit ur stinking pants

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-10-25 16:44:30

Hahahaha!! Bomboclat my chief that's one of the 100 ways to get a rat to shut up and sit down. I still got 99 others.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-10-25 16:45:33

We got 99 problems but a rat ain't one.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-10-25 16:47:18

It's his country of birth Jimbo.

khosi jikelele
posted: 2013-10-25 16:50:38

Nestee lmao u killing me Buccaneer...wheres Phefeni Boy Gucci Man N Felo

Nestee GodFada Nespray (Beauty and the Beast-YEYE)
posted: 2013-10-25 16:55:39

khosi jikelele hola Bhakaniya lam. Pics of Feelo are coming soon. 

I wont pick on Gucci Man, he is a gentleman of late.

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