The top 5 Soweto Derbies!


Rodney Anley and Mandla Sithole toying with the Kaizer Chiefs defence in 1990, Fani Madida’s brace knocking Orlando Pirates out in the 1992 Coca-Cola quarter-final, Walter da Silva and his Brazilians embarrassed by Jerry Sikhosana during the 1996 Bob Save Bowl ...

Orlando Pirates 5 Kaizer Chiefs 1 (League, 1990)

This thrilling Soweto Derby was played at FNB Stadium. With Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs both chasing the League title, Orlando Pirates had other ideas.

Pirates dominated the match from the word go and Mandla ‘Metro Blitz’ Sithole opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute.

Before Kaizer Chiefs could recover from the shock, Ernest ‘Botsotso’ Makhanya doubled the lead, before Teboho Moloi made the score 3-0 before half-time.

Kaizer Chiefs started the second half attacking and it was not long before Scara Thindwa made it 3-1.

Striker Rodney Anley played arguably his best match in an Orlando Pirates shirt and crowned his performance with a brace, making the final score 5-1.

Mamelodi Sundowns went on to win the League.


Kaizer Chiefs 3 Orlando Pirates 2 (Coca-Coca Cup, quarter-final, 1992)

The result of this match still leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of Orlando Pirates fans, as they could have won it.

The Buccaneers went into the half-time break leading 2-0, with goals from David Nyathi and a stunning strike by Tsepo Tsoane.

But in the second half goals from Fani Madida and Joseph ‘Mqombothi’ Bwalya took the match to extra time, when Madida sealed the Buccaneers fate.

Kaizer Chiefs went on to reach the Final, where they lost 3-1 to AmaZulu.


Kaizer Chiefs 1 Orlando Pirates 4 (Bob Save Super Bowl, semi-final, 1996)

The best way to describe the match is: Jerry Sikhosana was on fire.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Walter da Silva did not know what hit him as Sikhosana, Steve Lekoelea and Joseph Ngake were all over his defence.

Sikhosana hit a hat-trick past Brian Baloyi with Helman Mkhalele netting the fourth, while David Modise scored the only goal for Kaizer Chiefs.

Orlando Pirates went on to win the trophy, beating Jomo Cosmos 1-0 in the Final.


Orlando Pirates 0 Kaizer Chiefs 3 (Telkom Knockout Final, 2010)

Orlando Pirates were hammered, outclassed and outplayed in one of the most one-sided cup finals in the history of the PSL.

It was Sthembiso Ngcobo at his finest with two goals, and the other coming courtesy of Siphiwe Tshabalala.

Early in the match Moeneeb Josephs failed to deal with Knowledge Musona’s cross, and Ngcobo converted to open the scoring.

Midway through the second half, Punch Masenamela played an inch-perfect cross for ‘Mapholoba’ to complete his brace, and 10 minutes later Tshabalala made it 3-0 with a stunning strike.


Orlando Pirates 3 Kaizer Chiefs 2 (League, 2011/12)

In this Soweto Derby, Benni was in the 18-area.

Playing his first Soweto Derby since joining Orlando Pirates, Benni McCarthy opened the scoring as early as the ninth minute, and from there it was one-way traffic.

In the 21st minute Andile Jali finished off a chip by Tlou Segolela. Three minutes later Segolela sent to the cleaners two Kaizer Chiefs defenders and put in a cross for McCarthy to complete his brace: Orlando Pirates 3 Kaizer Chiefs 0.

10 minutes later Kaizer Chiefs came back like a house on fire and Siphiwe Tshabalala reduced the deficit, after he was allowed to turn inside box before hitting a shot into the net.

In the second half, Orlando Pirates got a scare when Lehlohonolo Majoro made it 3-2, volleying a corner kick. But it was too little to late and the match ended 3-2.