Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates, November 07, 2015

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates was a single elimination 2015 Telkom Knockout football match contested on Saturday afternoon of November 07, 2015 at 15:00 at FNB Stadium in Nasrec, Soweto, Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The match marked the 157th official Soweto Derby.

Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates November 7-2015 Telkom Knockout
Competition 2015 Telkom Knockout
Administrator Premier Soccer League
Season 2015-2016
Home Team Kaizer Chiefs
Away Team Orlando Pirates
Date November 07, 2015
Time 15:00 (South Africa)
Venue FNB Stadium
City Johannesburg, RSA
Attendance 90,000
Weather Partly Cloudy
30°C (86 °F)
15% humidity


Half-time Score 0-0
Full-time Score 0-0
After Extra-time 0-0
KCFC Goal Scorer N/A
OPFC Goal Scorer N/A
Final Score 6-5 (on Penalties)

Match Officials

Referee Victor Hlungwani
Assistants Zandile Madidilani
Songezo Xalakhe
Fourth Official Chris Harrison
Commissioner Mark Lindon

The Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates took place on November 07, 2015 at FNB Stadium in Nasrec, Soweto, Johannesburg in Gauteng province, South Africa. The match was the 157th official meeting between these Soweto rivals.

Kaizer Chiefs went into an 157th Soweto Derby on the back of a 3-1 victory against Lamontville Golden Arrows in midweek Absa Premiership action which had taken place at FNB Stadium in  Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Seven days earlier Kaizer Chiefs had come second in the 156th Soweto Derby against arch-rivals, Orlando Pirates, when they were trounced 3-1 in a rare feast of goals.

In that match, the 156th Soweto Derby, played at FNB Stadium in Soweto, Nasrec in the city of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa, the Buccaneers put the Glamour Boys to a sword in a 3-1 drubbing.

Goals from central midfielder Issa Sarr in the 26th minute, centre back Ayanda Gcaba in the 55th minute and striker Thamsanqa Gabuza in the 82nd minute were enough to see the Orlando outfit overcome the Naturena outfit 3-1; Kaizer Chiefs’ goal came through their centre back Eric Mathoho in the 44th minute.

In the wake of the Soweto Derby defeat Kaizer Chiefs picked themselves up on Tuesday November 3, 2015 as they welcomed Lamontville Golden Arrows at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg; in that match, the home side – Kaizer Chiefs – scored three times (George Lebese 6′ and 23′, Bernard Parker 78′) to ensure victory while the visitors got a consolation goal in the 51st minute through Siyabonga Dube.

Kaizer Chiefs were looking to secure passage to the second consecutive cup final after making it all the way to the final of the 2015 MTN 8 only to be defeated by Roger De Sá’s Ajax Cape Town on the 19th of September 2015 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Orlando Pirates were also looking to reach a second cup final in the same year having stunned the Egyptian giants, Al Ahly, in a two legged 2015 CAF Confederation Cup affair which saw the boys in black secure a 1-0 victory at home at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon of September 26, 2015 before traveling to Suez in Egypt where they emerged 3-4 triumphant at New Suez Stadium.

Both clubs we desperate for a victory and a chance at the first silverware of the season; this in particular for Kaizer Chiefs who had become the shadow of the glorious side they were a season earlier and for Orlando Pirates who found themselves besieged with inconsistencies in terms of domestic results.



Recent Meetings

Down the years Kaizer Chiefs has long been the better of the two Soweto giants in head -to-head statistics; in the last five meetings between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates the latter had registered a single victory while the former had registered three with the other one tie ending in a draw. Orlando Pirates last defeated Kaizer Chiefs in a 2015/16 Absa Premiership meeting played on October 31, 2015, 3-1, just a week earlier before this match.

Most notably Kaizer Chiefs defeated Orlando Pirate three times in a row; 1-0 in the league (2013/14 season),  1-0 in the 2014 MTN 8 Final and later defeated them 2-0 in the 2014/15 league match which was played at a later than scheduled date in the wake of Senzo Meyiwa‘s death.


The Match

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates entered the match with great caution knowing very well that there can only be one winner. This caution was an early indication that the match was going to be a cagey affair with neither side willing to take unnecessary risks.  Mpho Makola’s cross from the left hand side was headed straight into Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo by Thamsanqa Gabuza, who was later ruled offside two minutes into the game, was an early sign of aggression by Orlando Pirates.

It was not long before Kaizer Chiefs initiated an attack of their own through George Lebese who broke drown the left to force a save out of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane. Siphiwe Tshabalala took the corner-kick for Kaizer Chiefs and it found defender Ivan Bukenya who ballooned his effort over the crossbar.

In the seventeenth minute Orlando Pirates defender, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, took a shot which was easily saved by Brilliant Khuzwayo. The Kermit Erasmus free-kick found Ntsikelelo Nyauza who made a good effort to score but Brilliant Khuzwayo made an even better effort to save. The match went to half-time with the score at 0-0.

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane was called to action two minutes into the second half when Lucky Baloyi took a shot from range. Mpho Makola’s free-kick was pushed away while Kermit Erasmus was also denied two minutes later. Issa Sarr set up Thamsanqa Gabuza but his effort was was saved. In the 85th minute Siphelele Mthembu broke into the Orlando Pirates box but his shot was wide. Orlando Pirates substitute Menzi Masuku broke into the box but his effort was saved.

Ultimately the match failed to produce a winner or any goals at all in regulation time as well as after extra time. The match was sent to penalties where Kaizer Chiefs emerged victorious 6-5 after defender Siyabonga Sangweni and midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo missed their spot-kicks and secured a passage to the final of the 2015 Telkom Knockout.




Kaizer Chiefs Logo New Orlando Pirate Logo

Starting XI

16. Brilliant Khuzwayo 40. Siyabonga Mpontshane
02. Siboniso Gaxa  118′ 02. Ayanda Gcaba  55
24. Tsepo Masilela 108′
34. Ntsikelelo Nyauza
30. Ivan Bukenya Substituted 46′ 36′
21. Siyabonga Sangweni
03. Eric Mathoho 53′
08. Thabo Matlaba (C)
31. Willard Katsande
05. Mpho Makola Substituted 74′
35. Lucky Baloyi 06. Thandani Ntshumayelo ‘ Substituted 83′
14. Siphiwe Tshabalala (C) 18. Issa Sarr  27′
17. George Lebese Substituted 112′ 25. Thabo Rakhale  69′
09. Camaldine Abraw Substituted 74′
95. Kermit Erasmus Substituted 102′
27. Hendrick Ekstein Substituted 31′
31. Thamsanqa Gabuza  Substituted 76′ 


 Steve Komphela Eric Tinkler


 All Substitutions NOT in Numerical Order All Substitutions NOT in Numerical Order
01. Reyaad Pieterse 42. Felipe Ovono
06. Reneilwe Letsholonyane Substituted 112′
12. Lehlogonolo Masalesa
26. Lorenzo Gordinho Substituted 46′
26. Menzi Masuku Substituted 74′
12. George Maluleka  04. Happy Jele
25. Bernard Parker
33. Edwin Gyimah 
18. Kgotso Moleko  38. Gift Motupa Substituted 102′
20. Siphelele Mthembu Substituted 74′ 45. Lehlohonolo Majoro Substituted 76′

Match Statistics

 –% Possession –%
Shots on Target
5 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0


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