Kaizer Chiefs beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 to win the fifth successive Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium.
With one minute remaining on the clock, Orlando Pirates conceded an own goal when Olisah Ndah headed Edmilson Dove’s long ball into the back of his own net to hand Kaizer Chiefs a 1-0 win.
SUPERSPORT POST-MATCH INTERVIEWS
Arthur Zwane (Kaizer Chiefs coach)
“It was important for us to get the three points even though I think we gave them too much respect in the first 15 minutes. We should have done better. We got back into the game but we were losing every second ball. We created about three or four chances, if I’m not mistaken.
At half time I told the players that we have to put them under pressure and force them to make mistakes. And then we got our chance when they got a red card. Sifiso Hlanti was not giving us the extra man forward and I had to bring in Happy Mashiane and Kgaogelo Sekgota. But I will take this one because the boys worked very hard.”
Sergio Almenara (Orlando Pirates assistant coach)
“In the first half they were better than us, we had some re-adjustment in our defence and they took advantage of that. We used the half time to re-adjust and came back better than them in my opinion.
But in the worst moment happened when we had a red card [Innocent Maela was sent off for a foul on Christian Saile]. Now we have to analyse and see what happened in that one-against-one situation. We have to analyse how and why we lost the ball and didn’t press.”
Saturday, 25 February
At FNB Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Ndah 89 own goal)
Orlando Pirates (0) 0
Referee: Abongile Tom
1st Assistant referee: Zakhele Siwela
2nd Assistant referee: Kgara Mokoena
Cautions: Thapelo Xoki, Miguel Timm, Nkosinathi Sibisi; Christian Saile; Keagan Dolly; Kgaogelo Sekgota
Dismissal: Innocent Maela 60
Soweto Derby Matches Played: 177
Kaizer Chiefs wins: 74
Orlando Pirates wins: 44
Matches abandoned: 5
Kaizer Chiefs goals: 227
Orlando Pirates goals: 190