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Khune: Why Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates matches have ended in draws

10:30 PM SGT 3/3/17
Chiefs, Itumeleng Khune
The Bafana Bafana international insists that Amakhosi and Bucs do not go into every Soweto Derby to play for draws

Kaizer Chiefs captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has defended their clashes with their rivals Orlando Pirates.

The two giants of South African football will lock horns in a PSL game at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“We’re not going into every Derby to play for draws. We play to win, but credit must be given to both teams on how they are organized on the day,” Khune told the media.

The last encounter between Chiefs and Bucs ended goalless at the FNB Stadium five months ago.

“Both defences and goalkeepers of course, no one wants to concede and we push hard not to do so. If we do concede, then we have to push hard to get an equalizer.

“Maybe that’s why Derbies end in a draw, but that’s not our intention. We don’t go into a match to play for a draw,” Khune said.

“Regarding our tactical approach, we have to respect how the coach is preparing the team and how he tells us what to do on the day.

“We cannot afford to (lose our heads). Chiefs is a big team, it’s a professional team and we cannot afford to have players running all over the place without knowing where to be.

“So, we’ll go in there with a tactical approach,” Khune concluded.