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Premier Soccer League Soweto Derby Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates

Posted: 26 October 2013 Time: 14:41

Bragging rights were put on ice as Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 with Orlando Pirates in a physical Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Amakhosi striker Kingston Nkhatha controversially cancelled out Kermit Erasmus's 10th minute opener shortly before the break.

Nkhatha, who was repeatedly booed by some Chiefs fans, netted from an offside position but that was not the opinion of the match officials and the goal stood.

The result leaves Chiefs, the champions, fourth on the table with 12 points from seven games - three points behind pace-setting neighbours Moroka Swallows, who have played an extra game.

Champions League finalists Bucs are on four points, having only honoured three Premiership fixtures due to their commitments in CAF's premier club competition.

Pirates pressed in the early stages of the Soccer City showdown, with Rooi Mahamutsa drawing a save from Amakhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with a useful shot six minutes in.

A minute later Mahamutsa had to make a crucial cover tackle to deny Nkhatha an opportunity to pull the trigger, while Chiefs midfielder George Lebese dragged an effort wide moments later.

However, Bucs took the lead soon after, as Erasmus clinically steered in a left-wing cross from the overlapping Thabo Matlaba.

Erasmus should have done better midway through the stanza but he ballooned his effort from the edge after the area after being teed up by Khetokwakhe Masuku.

Glamour Boys attacker Siphiwe Tshabalala threatened soon after as he squeezed an attempt just wide of the post from range.

Nkhatha, however, hit back at his critics when he tapped in a Tshabalala cross from close range in the 41st minute, putting Chiefs 1-0 up at the recess.

Stuart Baxter's men started the second period brightly, with Nkhatha drawing a block from Senzo Meyiwa with a speculative strike in the
53rd minute.

A minute later Bucs hitman Lennox Bacela's curling effort on the angle triggered a sharp stop from Khune.

Tempers flared around the hour-mark as players from both sides got into a mass pushing contest after a midfield scrap turned ugly, but control was soon restored.

Pirates winger Tlou Segolela nearly set up fellow substitute Sifio Myeni with an inviting cross from the right in the 74th minute, but the latter was unable to convert at full stretch.

Boths teams struggled for ideas in the latter stages, as the match fizzled out as a spectacle.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Papa T
posted: 2013-10-26 14:29:37

Mxm!...brown envelop fc

posted: 2013-10-26 14:30:38

 im so glad that Yeye is back on-form..those midgets ababoni lutho,ubaphethe uYeye..bathathe Beyonce #KhosiIRemain

Back Page
posted: 2013-10-26 14:31:31

Big big offside but good game in all but Chiefs is playing for Pirets and y says that is becuse chiefs just give the ball away not that Pirets is winning the ball. Lookk at this player, lebese,shabalala and paker just walking when they losse the ball and leave backline to fight alone. Today jali and manyesa are off

posted: 2013-10-26 14:32:49

I wud take an offside goal for once in my life. We ended de half very strong

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2013-10-26 14:33:08

its fine we used to playing 13 man

Agent Provocateur
posted: 2013-10-26 14:33:43

Yeah neh. That what makes some of do not care about derbies. Bad officiating.

Back Page
posted: 2013-10-26 14:35:00

Okay we know that Majoro and Paker had a big fight yesterday but he deserve to play 2

Eyayapirates( tjokotja)
posted: 2013-10-26 14:36:13








Poetic Galaxy
posted: 2013-10-26 14:38:21

Unfortunately it is not once, it has become a norm, for chiefs to get something in the pirates game. Mr ref at his best.

posted: 2013-10-26 14:54:15

Chiefs n Pirates fans not happy about the refree shouting referee

Glamour Boy
posted: 2013-10-26 14:54:38

Free advice to PSL, in future please source the services of outside match officials. South African referees are the joke.

posted: 2013-10-26 15:07:07

Again the stadium is Red

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-10-26 15:07:45

KING?  I disagree

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2013-10-26 15:07:46

Yha I give up...Katsande nd his ref....brown envelop

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2013-10-26 15:09:10

Hey wena who askedvu to respond if u disagree the stadium is red.....

Poetic Galaxy
posted: 2013-10-26 15:12:30

The officiating is a joke. Small games, small refs.

posted: 2013-10-26 15:17:24

No subsitution mean no depth...baxter is running out ideas ka papao....boring game though....*yawn*

posted: 2013-10-26 15:21:09

deezle  and now he is just trying to waste time, with subs, settlilng for draw

posted: 2013-10-26 15:22:32

Our referees always make poor decisions during big games and beginning to doubt their quality. I think is a great idea to source referees outside South Africa to officiate on the Soweto derby.

posted: 2013-10-26 15:24:33

Baxter is loosing control of his team. Nkhata played 70 minutes, lebese played 89 minutes. Both of them ddnt deserve to last 45 minutes today. Favoritism is clear in our team

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