Retired football player Lennox Bacela is quite active on Twitter these days and has made the point that when Orlando Pirates take on Kaizer Chiefs, there's no other game that compares to the importance of this one. Do you agree?
In recent times with Chiefs and Pirates struggling to win silverware, the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns have argued that their games are bigger. Bacela is having none of that.
A week ago the South African national team struggled to get fans at the FNB Stadium for Bafana Bafana against Seychelles in an Africa Cup of Nation qualifier which the hosts won 6-0.
Now we see that the Soweto Derby is already sold out and the game is going to take place next weekend. That underlines the fan's excitement and eagerness to make sure of their seats, compared to the national team.
No soccer game in SA is important as the derby. You find yourself eating salad to be in shape for the game!— Lennox Bacela (@lennoxbacela) October 19, 2018
DERBY TICKETS SOLD OUT!— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) October 19, 2018
Amakhosi Family, please note that there are no more tickets available. Don't buy fake tickets and only come to the stadium with your authentic ticket in hand.#HailTheChief #Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/h3EBcouP07