To Win The Soweto Derby, The Chiefs Must Get Three Things Right.

 To Win The Soweto Derby, The Chiefs Must Get Three Things Right.

To Win The Soweto Derby, The Chiefs Must Get Three Things Right.


The Soweto derby is once again looming large in the minds of local football fans, and anticipation for the game is building.

Fans have high expectations despite the fact that both the hosts, the Orlando Pirates, and the visitors, the Kaizer Chiefs, have struggled in front of goal. Chiefs come into the game on a high note, having defeated Baroka FC 1-0 in their previous game. They have had more time to prepare because they did not have a game this week.

Pirates drew with Cape Town City in a game where they could have scored six goals if they had been more clinical. On a good day, the Pirates have a lot of momentum and can score a lot of points. Chiefs have reason to be concerned after being forced to grind out a win against Baroka and failing to liven up in previous games.

Amakhosi will need to do three things to beat the Buccaneers in Saturday’s Soweto derby at Orlando Stadium:

Don’t put too much faith in Dolly.

Keagan Dolly has been a guiding light for the Chiefs since his arrival, leading them to some impressive wins and spearheading the team’s comeback. The team, on the other hand, has come to rely too heavily on him, and when he has a bad day and isn’t given enough room to roam, the entire team suffers.

On game day, the Pirates’ playing system is likely to pay special attention to Dolly. If he is unable to lead the team, the Chiefs will need to devise a new strategy to keep the team on the field.

Backchannel communication is exceptional.

The defense has been shaky at times, despite the fact that the team hasn’t conceded many goals. Communication is still an issue. At center back, Baxter has tried a variety of lineups, but none of them have “that thing.” He recently used Erick Mathoho and Austin Dube, both of whom are technically capable, but neither of whom takes command and issues clear and authoritative orders.

The midfield should be strengthened.

Phathutshedzo Nange is left alone in the center of the park due to the absence of both Cole Alexander and Njabulo Ngcobo due to injuries.

Daniel Cardoso has been pushed to play with him, but the two don’t get along, and it might be time to try something new. They’re being too rigid at the moment, and Pirates could easily take over the game. They should take a chance and let Nange do all of the grafting herself.

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