Chiefs still rule over Bucs in the Derby


The Soweto Derby will on Sunday reach a landmark 50th occasion as a league fixture through the PSL era years with Kaizer Chiefs holding a slight edge over Orlando Pirates in the column for wins.

Since the start of the PSL in August 1996, Chiefs have won 13 while Pirates have recorded 12 victories with the other 24 all ending in draws whenever the two clubs have had to play for points.

Pirates were the first to win this fixture as a league match in the PSL era back on January 18, 1997 when Jerry Sikhosana scored the goal that made the difference.

Amakhosi needed to wait until February 1999 to record their first league match victory in the Derby with Thabanga Lebese's brace winning it for Amakhosi on a 2-1 scoreline with Sibusiso Zuma on target for the Buccaneers.

Draws have been the most prevalent results in league meetings between these two clubs with at least one draw recorded in each of the first seven seasons of the PSL era years.

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In the last 24 seasons of the PSL there have only been three campaigns that didn’t produce at least one draw in the allocated two games.

Chiefs completed the double over Pirates in 2005/06 under Ernst Middendorp and again last season under the same German gaffer when he returned for his second spell.

As it stands Middendorp is the only coach to ever overcome Pirates twice in the same season in league matches. In the 2005/06 season David Obua and Gert Schalkwyk scored in a 2-0 win before the Ugandan scored again five weeks later as Chiefs won 1-0.

Last season Chiefs won 3-2 with Ntsikelelo Nyauza (og), Leonardo Castro and Daniel Cardoso scoring and then 1-0 with Lebogang Manyama on target.

The only time Pirates beat Chiefs twice in the league in the same season was in 2008/09 during Rudi Krol's first season in charge. Gilbert Mushangazhike and Lucas Thwala scored in a 2-0 win before Katlego Mashego slammed a double in a 2-1 win towards the end of that season.

The two two clubs have met in another 20 cup games in the PSL era years.

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