It’s the MultiChoice Diski Challenge derby as the golden boys face Pirates
The battle lines will be drawn when arch-foes Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates slug it out in what should be the highpoint of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC)
derby weekend on Sunday 12 November live on your Channel of Champions
The stands at the King Zwelithini Stadium in the Kwazulu-Natal football hub of Umlazi just outside Durban should be swollen to capacity on Sunday afternoon when Soweto arch enemies Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates lock horns in an MDC showdown (Kick-off 14:00).
Both clubs enjoy a broad national support base and the fan rivalry extends way beyond the respective clubs’ top flight outfits.
The match in the country’s popular PSL Reserve League forms part of a smashing derby triple header on the day which also features the provincial shootouts between Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars (12:00) and Limpopo adversaries Polokwane City and Baroka FC (10:00).
It will round off a busy weekend featuring no less than six derbies spread over two days which includes Saturday’s ‘iKapa’ derby between Cape Town City and Ajax CT (10:00), the Tshwane battle between defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United (12:00) as well as the KZN match-up between Golden Arrows and AmaZulu (14:00).
Things are not looking too rosy for coach Arthur Zwane and his Amakhosi reserves and they are languishing down in 15th place in the 16-team league as the halfway point in the season dawns, with just three points in the bank from six outings.
Chiefs are still reeling from a 5-1 drubbing by Bloemfontein Celtic in their last outing and desperately seeking answers to their slump.
The Buccaneers second stringers, by contrast, are well-placed on 12 points, just two points shy of log leaders Maritzburg United and one adrift of Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows.
Results to Date:
Pirates – Platinum Stars 1 Pirates 2, Pirates 2 Ajax CT 0, Baroka FC 2 Pirates 1, Sundowns 0 Pirates 3, Pirates 1 Bloem Celtic 2, AmaZulu 1 Pirates 2.
Chiefs – Golden Arrows 3 Chiefs 2, Chiefs 0 Baroka FC 1, Wits 0 Chiefs 3, Chiefs 1 CT City 2, Sundowns 3 Chiefs 2, Bloem Celtic 5 Chiefs 1.
MDC Derby Weekend: Broadcast Details:
Saturday, 11 November 2017
• Cape Town City v Ajax Cape Town: SS 4HD, SS10 (09:30)
• SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns: SS 4HD, SS10 (11:55)
• Lamontville Golden Arrows v AmaZulu FC: SS 4HD, SS10 (13:55)
Sunday, 12 November 2017
• Polokwane City v Baroka FC: SS 4HD, SS10 (09:30)
• Bloemfontein Celtic v Free State Stars: SS 4HD, SS10 (11:55)
• Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs: SS 4HD, SS10 (13:55)
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By Trevor Cramer