Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs, December 6, 2014

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs, 2014/15 Absa Premiership football match, was a 154th Soweto Derby which took place Saturday December 06, 2014 at FNB Stadium in Nasrec, Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs, 2014 December 06, Absa Premiership
Competition 2014/15 Absa Prem
Administrator Premier Soccer League
Season 2014-2015
Home Team Orlando Pirates
Away Team Kaizer Chiefs
Date December 06, 2014
Time 15:30 (South Africa)
Venue FNB Stadium
City Johannesburg, RSA
Attendance 71 286
Weather Cloudy night, rain
27°C (80 °F)
27% humidity


Half-time Score 0-0
Full-time Score 0-2
OPFC Goal Scorer N/A
KCFC Goal Scorer Siphiwe Tshabalala 51′
Siphelele Mthembu 90’+3

Match Officials

Referee Phillip Tinyani
Assistants Zakhele Siwela
Zakhele Phale
Fourth Official Victor Gomes
Commissioner Jorge Lobo

The Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs football match was a rescheduled round 10 match which took place on December 6, 2014 at FNB Stadium in Nasrec, Soweto, Johannesburg.

The match was originally scheduled for November 1, 2014 but had to be rescheduled in the wake of the shooting and death of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Senzo Meyiwa was shot through the chest in Vosloorus in the East Rand in Gauteng and died upon arrival at Botshelong Empilweni Private Hospital on Sunday October 26, 2014.

On Monday October 27, 2014 Premier Soccer League (PSL) CEO Brand de Villiers announced that the Soweto Derby will be rescheduled and later all round 10 matches were rescheduled.

On December 6, 2014 the Soweto Derby which formed part of round 10 of the 2014/15 Absa Premiership matches finally went ahead.

Orlando Pirates, the home team, went to the match on the back of the season marked with unrelenting problems.

The Soweto outfit has faced a telling struggle since the beginning of the new season with the failure to gel and find consistency.

Up to December 6, 2014 Orlando Pirates had played  twelve (12) Absa Premiership matches; registering five (5) victories, four (4) defeats and three (3) draws.

Kaizer Chiefs, the visiting team, came to the match on the back of a consistent good form and a seemingly prosperous season.

Kaizer Chiefs, up to the December 6, 2o14 Soweto Derby, were yet to be defeated. They had played thirteen (13) Absa Premiership matches; registering eleven (11) victories and two (2) draws.

Prior to the Soweto Derby Orlando Pirates had  defeated Gordon Igesund‘s Supersport United 2-1, played to a goalless draw with the University of Pretoria and suffered a defeat against Maritzburg United.

Kaizer Chiefs had played a 1-1 draw against Pitso Mosimane’s Mamelodi Sundowns, played a goalless draw against Polokwane City and shocked Gavin Hunt’s BidVest Wits by 3 goals to nothing.

Furthermore; the previous meeting between these two Soweto giants saw Kaizer Chiefs emerge victorious on September 20, 2014 in the 2014 MTN 8 final played at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Also; Orlando Pirates traveled to FNB Stadium without their coach, Vladimir Vermezović, who resigned in the wake of a string of inconsistent results that have seen the team continually slip towards the bottom half of the table.

Vladimir Vermezović reigned from Orlando Pirates on Wednesday December 3, 2014 after his side suffered a 2-1 defeat against Steve Komphela’s Maritzburg United on Tuesday night December 2, 2014 at FNB Stadium.


Home and Away Team

The 154th Soweto Derby match was Orlando Pirates’ home match. The match was played at FNB Stadium, the home ground of Kaizer Chiefs as per normal practice of the recent years – all Absa Premiership Soweto Derby matches have been played at FNB Stadium.

Furthermore; Orlando Pirates previous fixture, a defeat against Maritzburg United, had been a home match and they did not play it at the home ground – Orlando Stadium – but played it at FNB Stadium instead.



Kingston Nkhatha (KC) and Issa Sarr (OP), 154th Soweto Derby, December 6, 2014Orlando Pirates wore their home colours (black shirts and black shorts with white numbers and a touch of red on the edges as well as in front below the shoulders).

Kaizer Chiefs also wore the home colours (gold shirts with black number and a prominent black strip in front down from the shoulder, gold shorts with black numbers and a prominent black strip from the shoulder to about a third down the side).

It is understood that an away team is able to wear their home colours provided they do not clash with those of the home team – however in the 2012/13 Premier Soccer League season in the Absa Premiership match between Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates at Royal Bafokeng Stadium Orlando Pirates had to take off their white shirts and put on the red ones even though Platinum Stars wore Lime Green shirts



The Match

Kaizer Chiefs overall overwhelmed the beleaguered and coach-less Orlando Pirates by 2 goals to nothing. Further extending their unbeaten run in the 2014/15 Absa Premiership and claiming the Soweto bragging rights .

Kaizer Chiefs got the first half underway; after a brief a exchange in the opening stages of the match Kaizer Chiefs conceded a corner in the 10th minute after Eric Mathoho slid in to cut off advancing Lehlohonolo Majoro.
Shortly after that Orlando Pirates seemed to get and find their groove as they continually advance; Kaizer Chiefs also kept probing.On the 17th Orlando Pirates conceded a free-kick after Patric Phungwayo and Rooi Mahamutsa challenged Siphiwe Tshabalala in quick succession.In the 45th minute Rooi Mahamutsa caused some nervous moments for Brighton Mhlongo after his clearing header went narrowly wide.

There was no time added, the referee blew his whistle for half-time.Orlando Pirates got the second half underway; in the 51st minute Siphiwe Tshabalala breaks the deadlock and puts Kaizer Chiefs in front.Kaizer Chiefs take charge of the match as they begin to continually probe against answer-less Orlando Pirates.

In the 65th minute Reneilwe Letsholonyane narrowly misses as his clips the woodwork.Orlando Pirates show some signs of life but nothing amounts to anything.After 90 minutes 4 minutes of stoppage time is added; substitution Siphelele Mthembu doubles Kaizer Chiefs lead as he scores in the third minute of stoppage time.




New Orlando Pirate Logo Kaizer Chiefs Logo

Starting XI

16. Brighton Mhlongo 16. Brilliant Khuzwayo
04. Happy Jele 05. Siboniso Gaxa
28. Rooi Mahamutsa 24. Tsepo Masilela
34. Ntsikelelo Nyauza 04. Tefu Mashamaite (C)
03. Patric Phungwayo 03. Eric Mathoho
11. Sifiso Myeni 31. Willard Katsande
20. Oupa Manyisa (C) 06. Reneilwe Letsholonyane
18. Issa Sarr 22. Mandla Masango Substituted 75′
07. Daine Klate Substituted 77′ 25. Bernard Parker Substituted 83′
06. Thandani Ntshumayelo Substituted 68′ 14. Siphiwe Tshabalala 51′
45. Lehlohonolo Majoro Substituted 68′ 08. Kingston Nkhatha Substituted 87′ 55′


 Eric Tinkler  Stuart Baxter


 All Substitutions NOT in Numerical Order All Substitutions NOT in Numerical Order
41. Philani Zikalala 01. Reyaad Pieterse
25. Thabo Rakhele 83. Morgan Gould Substituted 83′
95. Kermit Erasmus Substituted 68′ 17. George Lebese Substituted 75′
21. Siyabonga Sangweni 12. George Maluleka
05. Mpho Makola Substituted 68′ 30. Ivan Bukenya
12. Lehlohonolo Masalesa 09. Josta Dladla
08. Thabo Matlaba Substituted 77′ 20. Siphelele Mthembu Substituted 87′ 90’+3

Match Statistics

 46% Possession 54%
 2 Corners  7
 8 Shots  11
 2 Shots on Target  4
 8 Fouls  9
 3 Offsides  2
 0 Yellow Cards  1
 0 Red Cards  0


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