Chiefs, Bucs promise goals galore
Orlando Pirates & Kaizer Chiefs face off in a MTN8 semi-final tomorrow.
JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneliwe Letsholonyane says the Soweto Derby will not lose its excitement this season despite his side facing Orlando Pirates again this weekend.
Chiefs will host the Buccaneers at FNB Stadium on Saturday in the first leg of their MTN8 semi-final.
The two sides played each other in the Carling Black Label Cup last month.
The second leg of the MTN8 Semi-final is scheduled to take place next month.
Letsholonyane says no matter how many times the teams face one another, the derby will not lose its spark.
"I don't think we can get tired as players to play against Orlando Pirates. Derby games are important to us as players and to our supporters."
Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates winger Daine Klate says he will like his side to demolish Kaizer Chief the way they did with Zamalek in the Caf Champions League.
The last time the two sides played each other in this tournament was in a final two seasons ago when Pirates walked away with the title.
Klate says although the game is likely to be played cautiously he would like Pirates to take a convincing win come Saturday.
"I'd love to see a lot of goals, that's important for us as players in order to make the game more exciting."
Klate says they want to shoot for a win at all cost.
"You do not want to make silly mistakes by conceding a goal and then you have to chase the game."
Earlier this week, Bucs striker Lennox Bacela warned the Naturena boys to expect a tough game.
Kaizer Chiefs have been in excellent form so far, and also boast a rich pedigree in cup competitions.