Nurkovic issues Derby warning


Kaizer Chiefs forward Samir Nurkovic has discussed this weekend's Soweto Derby and made it clear that they are only interested in victory over Orlando Pirates.

Nurkovic will be contesting his fourth Soweto Derby since arriving at Chiefs at the start of last season, after missing out on the MTN8 semi-final double-header last year.

The Serbian marksman, who has one goal and two assists in six DStv Premiership encounters this season, has yet to score against The Buccaneers but explains why merely featuring in such a mammoth clash is a dream come true.

"Playing in big derbies like the Soweto Derby is every player’s dream. I have had the privilege to play three derbies last season and I am happy to be part of this derby again,” Nurkovic told Chiefs' website.

"Before I arrived in South Africa and came to Chiefs, I learnt about the Soweto derby – the fact that the players have the opportunity to play in front of 90 000 supporters made me really look forward to being part of such an occasion.

"My experience in the derby has been unbelievable thus far. Playing in front of 90 000 spectators is a dream come true for every player. It has exceeded all my expectations. 

"It is unfortunate that this derby will have no supporters at the stadium, but I am sure they will be supporting us from home.

“It is full focus for Chiefs as we get ready for the clash with Pirates. A big team like Kaizer Chiefs must only be interested in victories, that’s why we are going into this game, just like every other game, with full focus.”

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