'Imagine a Soweto derby in an empty stadium?' - Fans go crazy over early Chiefs vs Pirates showdown

19 October 2020 - 10:00
By kyle zeeman AND Kyle Zeeman
Fans are excited about seeing Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates clash so early in the season.
Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images Fans are excited about seeing Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates clash so early in the season.

Mzansi football fans are over the moon after the first Soweto derby was confirmed over the weekend.

Old rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will meet in the MTN8 semifinals after winning their quarterfinal clashes against Maritzburg United and Cape Town City  respectively.

Piratesโ€š who won the trophy back-to-back in 2010 and 2011โ€š won their encounter 1-0, while Chiefs had to come from a goal down to book their place in the semifinals.

As if the emotional rollercoaster of watching their teams play wasn't enough, fans watched as the draw for the next round pitted the Soweto giants against each other.

The semifinals will be played over two legs, with dates and venues to be announced.

Soon fans flooded social media to share their thoughts on the mouthwatering clash and to post their predictions.

Many were happy with the draw, believing it would leave their rivals with one less chance of getting silverware this season.

Others just wanted to be able to attend the match, and planned to write to the sports minister to get him to lift the ban on spectators under lockdown.

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