Chiefs look to maintain cup dominance


The Soweto giants have clashed 19 times in knockout competitions in the last 25 years, with Amakhosi winning eight times as opposed to Bucs’ six. The other five matches were drawn.

Chiefs also have the upperhand when it comes to Top Eight titles, having clinched 14 trophies compared to Pirates’ nine.

Three of their last four cup meetings have been in the MTN8. They met at this same stage over two legs in the 2010 MTN8, with the first leg ending in a 1-1 draw before Pirates won the return game 1-0 for a 2-1 aggregate victory.

Bucs then went on to win the MTN8 after defeating Moroka Swallows on penalties in the Final.

The teams’ most recent cup meeting was the 2011 MTN8 Final. The match went to extra-time before Pirates emerged 1-0 winners, with Oupa Manyisa netting the all-important goal.

Overall, Chiefs and Pirates have met in 74 matches across all competitions in the last 25 years. Amakhosi have a clear edge in the head-to-head stats, with 30 wins compared to 18 for the Buccaneers.

Last 10 League meetings
2008/09: Chiefs 0-2 Pirates (Mushangazhike, Thwala); Pirates 2-1 Chiefs (Mashego 2; Thwala [og])
2009/10: Chiefs 0-0 Pirates; Pirates 0-0 Chiefs
2010/11: Pirates 1-3 Chiefs (Otorogu; Klate [og], Musona 2); Chiefs 1-1 Pirates (Motaung Jnr; Mbuyane)
2011/12: Chiefs 2-1 Pirates (Parker, Tshabalala; Jele); Pirates 3-2 Chiefs (McCarthy 2, Jali; Tshabalala, Majoro)
2012/13: Pirates 1-1 Chiefs (Mbesuma; Majoro); Chiefs 0-0 Pirates