FOUR days to go until Orlando Stadium clash

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The second and final Soweto derby of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season is set for Saturday, 5 March at the Orlando Stadium.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:30.

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To date there have been 51 Soweto league derbies since the PSL era kicked off in the 1996/97 season.

Kaizer Chiefs won the most recent Soweto derby

Orlando Pirates won the very first clash on 18 January 1997 at the FNB Stadium, 1-0, while Kaizer Chiefs won the most recent match on 6 November 2021, also at the FNB Stadium, 2-1.

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In the 51 clashes to date, Kaizer Chiefs have won 15, Orlando Pirates have triumphed on 12 occasions and there have been 24 draws.

In the 25 completed leagues seasons to date, the two Soweto giants have each won four titles.

Orlando Pirates’ most recent success came in the 2011/12 season while Kaizer Chiefs last tasted victory in 2014/15 – largely thanks to how dominant Mamelodi Sundowns have been in recent times.

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In the 25 seasons to date, the Glamour Boys have finished higher than the Buccaneers in the final standings on 13 occasions while Orlando Pirates have enjoyed bragging rights 12 times.

The biggest difference in finishing positions between the two sides in seven places – for both teams.

In the 2016/17 season Kaizer Chiefs finished fourth, while Orlando Pirates struggled to 11th place.

In the 2018/19 season the roles were reversed when Orlando Pirates finished as runners-up and Kaizer Chiefs could do no better than ninth place.

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Amakhosi have no more matches scheduled ahead of the Soweto derby.

Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates do have a home clash against Cape Town City FC in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday, 2 March at 17:30 to play before turning their attention to their bitter rivals.

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As the log stands with five days to go, Kaizer Chiefs are in third place in the standings with 32 points with Orlando Pirates a position and point behind.

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