Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates: Who has the better Soweto Derby record?

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Goal takes a look at the head-to-head record between the two Soweto giants ahead of Saturday's encounter at the Calabash

The upcoming Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will mark the 166th meeting between the two South African football giants.

Although Bucs have enjoyed over three-and-a-half years of dominance over Amakhosi, the latter still holds the upper hand in overall head-to-head record.

The Buccaneers are undefeated against Amakhosi in their last eight matches across all competitions - recording four victories and four draws.

Augustine Mulenga, Orlando Pirates & Geoffrey Walusimbi, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2018

The last time Chiefs tasted victory in the Soweto Derby was in the 2015 Telkom Knockout Cup - a 6-5 win on penalties following a 0-0 draw in regulation time.

You would have to go back as far as December 2014 to find Chiefs' last outright victory over Pirates. The Glamour Boys ran out 2-0 winners in a PSL match.

The two Soweto giants have clashed 166 times since Amakhosi were established on Wednesday, 7 January 1970.

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Chiefs have dominated the Soweto Derby winning 67 matches compared to Pirates' 41 victories. They have drawn 52 times, while five games were abandoned.

Amakhosi have also scored the most goals in the biggest football match in the country - having netted 212 with Bucs having hit the back of the net 176 times.

The Soweto Derby top scorer is still Pule ‘Ace’ Ntsoelengoe, who scored a record 19 goals‚ while his fellow Chiefs legends Nelson ‘Teenage’ Dladla and Abednego ‘Shaka’ Ngcobo netted 11 goals.

Jomo Sono - Orlando Pirates 1979

Pirates’ top scorer in the Soweto Derby is Jomo Sono, who hit the back of the net nine times before he left the club for American club New York Cosmos in the late '70s.

Marks Maponyane has also netted 11 Derby goals, but he scored 10 times for Amakhosi and once for Bucs as he played for both teams.

Four goals remain the biggest winning margin between the two teams, who have each won the PSL title four times since 1996.

Amakhosi have beaten Bucs by a four-goal margin twice in 1972 (7-3 scoreline) and in 1975 (5-1), while Pirates achieved this once in 1990 (5-1).
 

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