Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs, March 05, 2016

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs, March 05, 2016 was a single elimination football match which was part of the last 32 fixtures for the 2016 Nedbank Cup. The match was contested at the home ground of Kaizer Chiefs, the FNB Stadium, but Orlando Pirates had the home team status. This was in part because in recent years all Soweto Derby matches have been played at that venue.

Bernard Parker and Thabo Matlaba - Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs March 5-2016
Competition 2016 Nedbank Cup
Administrator Premier Soccer League
Season 2015-2016
Home Team Orlando Pirates
Away Team Kaizer Chiefs
Date March 05, 2016
Time 15:00 (South Africa)
Venue FNB Stadium
City Johannesburg, RSA
Attendance 30,000
Weather Scattered Clouds
28°C (82 °F)
22% humidity


Half-time Score 0-0
Full-time Score 2-0
OPFC Goal Scorer T. Ndoro 77′, 84′
KCFC Goal Scorer N/A

Match Officials

Referee Zolile Mthetho
Assistants Zakhele Siwela
Edward Madidilane
Fourth Official Peter Rabophara
Commissioner Isaac Arendse

The Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs took place on March 05, 2016 at 15:00 at FNB Stadium in Nasrec, Soweto, Johannesburg in Gauteng province, South Africa and marked the 159th official meeting between these Soweto rivals.

Going into the 159th Soweto Derby Orlando Pirates had won three of their last five matches. All those matches were of the same competition, 2015/16 Absa Premiership; on February 6, 2016 they defeated Pretoria University 0-1 at ABSA Tuks Stadium through a 70th minute Thabo Matlaba goal.

On February 10, 2016 Orlando Pirates was defeated by Mamelodi Sundowns 1-2 at Orlando Stadium. Mamelodi Sundowns goals came from Leonardo Castro in the 19th minute and Khama Billiat in the 38th minute while Mpho Makola pulled one back for Orlando Pirates in the 71st minute.

On February 17, 2016 Orlando Pirates traveled to Bethlehem in the Free State where they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Goble Park after a 80th minute Ayanda Nkosi goal. After two consecutive defeats Orlando Pirates turned things around ahead of the 159th Soweto Derby embarking on a two match winning streak.

On February 21, 2016 Orlando Pirates traveled to Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga province where they shocked high flyers Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-3 at Mbombela Stadium. Their goals came from Thabo Rakhale 4′, Gift Motupa 67′ and Tendai Ndoro 88′ while the home side’s goal came from Collins Mbesuma in the 12th minute.

On February 27, 2016 Orlando Pirates hosted Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium. In that match the home side emerged victorious thanks to a Mpho Makola 47th minute goal.

Kaizer Chiefs were having a good run going in to the 159th Soweto Derby. They had lost just once in ten matches drawing two and winning seven. They were undefeated in their last five matches ahead of the derby having won four and drawn just one.

On February 9, 2016 Kaizer Chiefs defeated BidVest Wits 0-1 at the BidVest Stadium through a George Maluleka 57th minute goal. On February 14, 2016 Kaizer Chiefs traveled to the city of Moroni in the Comoros to face Volcan Club in the preliminary stages of the 2016 CAF Champions League. In that match Kaizer Chiefs crushed Volcan Club 0-4 with central defender Eric Mathoho scoring twice.

On February 20, 2016 Kaizer Chiefs faced a Stuart Baxter led SuperSport United at Cape Town Stadium where the former was the home side. Stuart Baxter had led Kaizer Chiefs to a league and cup double a season earlier before leaving them for a Turkish side but things did not work out there and he was fired at the very start of the season in that country. In that match Kaizer Chiefs defeated SuperSport United 2-1 following a 73rd minute George Maluleka goal and a William Twala 88th minute goal while Jeremy Brockie pulled one back for SuperSport United.

On February 23, 2016 Kaizer Chiefs played to a 1-all draw against Polokwane City at FNB Stadium. In the return leg of the 2016 CAF Champions League played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in the city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal on February 28, 2016 Kaizer Chiefs crushed Volcan Club 3-0 to progress to the next round on a 7-0 aggregate.

The news of this rare fourth meeting in a single season emerged on January 28, 2016 at the 2016 Nedbank Cup‘s Last 32 draw held at Nedbank Head Office in Sandton in Johannesburg. Going into the match Kaizer Chiefs was a far better side based on form and league standing, this, despite Orlando Pirates beginning to build some momentum.


Recent Meetings

In the last five meeting Kaizer Chiefs have won one. The other three were played to draws with Kaizer Chiefs winning one of those three draws 6-5 on penalties and Orlando Pirates won just one of the last five meetings. Kaizer Chiefs dominance over Orlando Pirates is not only reflected in recent meetings but has been so from the early years of the Soweto Derby.

In the last five meetings prior to the 159th Soweto Derby Kaizer Chiefs defeated Orlando Pirates 0-2 in the league match played at FNB Stadium on December 6, 2014. On March 7, 2015 the two sides played to a goalless draw at FNB Stadium. On October 31, 2015 the two sides met at FNB Stadium in a Absa Premiership encounter and Orlando Pirates registered a rare victory over Kaizer Chiefs when they walked 3-1 winners.

On November 7, 2015 Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates met again at FNB Stadium, this time in the 2015 Telkom Knockout semi-final, where a winner could not be decided in regulation time and after extra-time; Kaizer Chiefs later emerged victorious 6-5 on penalties. On January 30, 2016 Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs played to a 1-all draw at FNB Stadium.

The Match

As widely expected Kaizer Chiefs came at Orlando Pirates from the onset. Orlando Pirates absorbed the pressure with the Ayanda Gcaba and Edwin Gymah led defence standing firm in the face of the advancing Kaizer Chiefs attack. Three minutes into the match it was Orlando Pirates who found themselves with a great goal scoring opportunity when Tendai Ndoro successfully eluded the Kaizer Chiefs defence but Reyaad Pieterse stopped him.

Despite playing good football it took Kaizer Chiefs half an hour to threaten the Orlando Pirates goal. This was when Bernard Parker came the closest by failed to trouble Orlando Pirates‘ Brighton Mhlongo as his target missed the mark. Kaizer Chiefs began cornering Orlando Pirates seeking an opening goal relentlessly. Siphiwe Tshabalala’s 38th minute effort was stopped by Orlando Pirates‘ Brighton Mhlongo in spectacular fashion. Bernard Parker’s 41st minute effort deflected off George Maluleka and went of the mark. At the end of the first half the score was goalless.

The second half started more balanced with both sides showing intent to score. As the half progressed Orlando Pirates began to pull away from their arch-rivals and began creating better goal scoring opportunities. At some point the match cooled down and became a back and fourth with neither team showing the sense of urgency or the need to score.

Without warning Orlando Pirates Tendai Ndoro beat the offside trap to open the scoring in the 77th minute sending shock waves across the 30 000 strong crowd scattered across the 90 000 seater FNB Stadium. Kaizer Chiefs were just coming to terms with trailing when Tendai Ndoro struck again in the 84th minutes making it a near certainty that Orlando Pirates progress to the last 16 of the 2016 Nedbank Cup. At the end of regulation time Kaizer Chiefs had fail to produces answers to Orlando Pirates‘ goals.






New Orlando Pirate Logo  Kaizer Chiefs Logo

Starting XI

16. Brighton Mhlongo 01. Reyaad Pieterse
33. Edwin Gymah 18. Kgotso Molek0
02. Ayanda Gcaba 24. Tsepo Masilela 47′ Substituted 86′
34. Ntsikelelo Nyauza  79′ Substituted 82′ 03. Eric Mathoho
08. Thabo Matlaba (C)
83. Morgan Gould
18. Issa Sarr 65′
14. Siphiwe Tshabalala (C)
37. Luvuyo Memela Substituted 70′
35. Lucky Baloyi
05. Mpho Makola 59′
12. George Maluleka Substituted 74′
25. Thabo Rakhale  31. Willard Katsande
38. Gift Motupa Substituted 62′
09. Camaldine Abraw Substituted 84′
07. Tendai Ndoro 77 84′
25. Bernard Parker


Eric Tinkler Steve Komphela


 All Substitutions NOT in Numerical Order All Substitutions NOT in Numerical Order
42. Felipe Ovono 16. Brilliant Khuzwayo
04. Happy Jele Substituted 82′
17. George Lebese Substituted 86′
12. Lehlogonolo Masalesa 29. William Twala Substituted 74′
11. Sfiso Myeni Substituted 62′
20. Siphelele Mthembu Substituted 84′
15. Thabo Qalinge Substituted 70′
04. Daniel Cardoso
32. Tsepo Gumede
30. Ivan Bukenya
31. Thamsanqa Gabuza  05. Siboniso Gaxa

Match Statistics

45% Possession 55%
1 Corners 3
12 Shots 7
3 Shots on Target 2
7 Fouls 9
1 Offsides 3
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0


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Goal Scorer
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