Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates met for the 99th time within the league on Saturday.
Irrespective of dominating every stat class, Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-1 to their bitter rivals on the Orlando Stadium.
The groups first confronted one but any other within the league in 1971, making this yr the 50th anniversary of their first bump into.
Overall, Amakhosi and the Buccaneers have now met 172 times in all official matches all the contrivance in which through the league and the various cup competitions.
Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates’ rivalry stretches serve to 1970 after they met for the first time in a third-situation playoff within the Rogue Cup on 24 January 1970.
Orlando Pirates gained the match 6-4.
Their first league assembly took situation on 24 April 1971.
The perimeters have now met an additional 98 times with Kaizer Chiefs having gained 40 matches, Orlando Pirates 23 while the final 36 clashes have ended in stalemates.
Kaizer Chiefs did the double over Orlando Pirates in their first league clashes in 1971, a hit the first ever match 4-3 at dwelling and following it up with a 2-1 away remove later within the season.
Closing season’s league double over Orlando Pirates become once most effective the 2d time that Kaizer Chiefs had managed to file dwelling and away league wins within the PSL technology over their rivals within the identical season.
The opposite occasion become once within the 2005/06 season.
Coincidentally, on both events they had been coached by Ernst Middendorp.
Because the PSL technology began in 1996/97, Saturday’s match become once the 49th league conflict between the Soweto giants.
Kaizer Chiefs are rather ahead having managed to remove 13 matches to Orlando Pirates’ 12 with the alternative 24 clashes ending in attracts.
The 100th Soweto derby league bump into between the two South African giants is within the meantime scheduled for Sunday, 21 March on the FNB Stadium at 15: 30.
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