Kaizer Chiefs legend Robson Muchichwa says the Soweto Derby will end in another draw
Posted: 3 March 2018 Time: 13:30
Former Kaizer Chiefs winger Robson Muchichwa says the club and Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates will have pressure to perform for the country as they are both in the hunt for Absa Premiership glory.
Chiefs and Pirates will contest the 163rd Soweto derby since 1970 at FNB Stadium today looking to keep the pressure on Absa Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
The game commands national attention but has often left fans disappointed by delivering unsatisfying draws, as was the case in the goalless stalemate in October last year.
Muchichwa suspects Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane could be right in expecting more of the same.
“Both teams are under pressure to win and I heard [Bucs assistant coach Rhulani] Mokwena [on Monday] saying ‘we are in a building phase' and all those things," Muchichwa tells KickOff.com.
“But for me, how can you be in a building phase when you are in second position on the log table?
“You just have to champion the players and say ‘guys let’s go for the league’. So they are also under pressure to win something as well.
“Yes, Pirates have shown good signs, especially in their last game they played [4-2 win over Chippa United]. They’re showing a lot of energy and a lot of wanting to beat teams, so I think Pirates have the advantage of that mindset.
“Steve Komphela, as a coach, is also under pressure because he needs to deliver. He needs to bring something to the club. So I’d say for Chiefs it’s a pressure situation because they have a coach who is [without a trophy] after he was given a three-year contract.
“So my prediction for this game, I’ll give it a draw.”
Kick-off is at 15h30.