WATCH: Chiefs' intense prep for Pirates

Telkom Knockout

Kaizer Chiefs are gearing up for another tough fixture when they take on Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in this weekend’s Telkom Knockout quarterfinal in Durban. offers a rare behind-the-scenes look into the opening stages of Wednesday morning’s training session at The Village as the club opened its doors to the media.

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The below footage shows Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp barking instructions to his charges, who then have to carry this out in a six vs six small-sided game at high intensity.

Goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Itumeleng Khune and visiting Brylon Petersen were also being put through their paces by coach Lee Baxter.

Some absentees included right-back Reeve Frosler and midfielder Kearyn Baccus, both of whom Middendorp has ruled out of this weekend’s encounter.

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Watch the three-and-a-half minute clip below and check out the gallery above of some of the Chiefs stars in training this morning...

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