It’s Family Division Day In Soweto
Posted; 31 October 2020
It’s that time of the year in South African football where families become “enemies” for ninety minutes, eye ball to eye ball, shoulder to shoulder they stand against one another, it’s The Mighty Buccaneers and The Stylish Boys of Phefeni, it’s Orlando Pirates Football Club versus Kaizer Chiefs.
This is by no means an ordinary fixture; it’s the only game that causes family division, spoken about for weeks on end in salons, taxis, offices, corridors, kasi corners, creches, shisanyama’s and in boardrooms.
Granted, it will not be the same this year, and for the first time in its entire history without supporters coming to grace the occasion due to the world pandemic, but this is the Soweto Derby, Our Derby!
Who will reign above another? The Sea Robbers have been out of touch in recent weeks in regards to their performances, their nemesis have been steady but not ready.
It’s Gavin Hunt’s first Soweto Derby and he wouldn’t want to be embarrassed, it’s Josef Zinnbauer’s time to prove his worth to the Bucs’ faithfuls, be party to the occasion.
A new star will be born, will it be academy graduates Zakhele Lepasa or the baby-faced left-footed maestro Nkosingiphile Nhlakanipho Ngcobo?
Those questions will be answered by 17:H00 South African Time. The “grudge” encounter will be live on the public broadcaster and pay-television, with kickoff pencilled in for 15:H00.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.