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Soweto Derby tickets selling fast as ‘sold-out’ signs loom

JOHANNESBURG, February 27 – Tickets for the Soweto Derby clash between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday at FNB stadium are selling fast.

Orlandopiratesfc.com confirmed on Monday that about 25 000 tickets are left out of the 75 000 stand tickets on sale.

For the first time in a while, the two Soweto giants come into this clash on the back of some good form.

2018 has been a great year for both the Buccaneers and Amakhosi. Micho Sredojevic’s men have won five of their seven games this year while Steve Komphela’s troops are undefeated in nine Absa Premiership matches.

With both teams performing so well, it’s only a matter of time before the “Sold Out” signs go up.

For that reason Pirates have urged the supporters who have yet to buy their tickets to head to the nearest Computicket and Shoprite Checkers outlets  to avoid any disappointment.

Prices starting at R70 for Level 5, R150 for Level 2 and R100 for Level 1. Suite tickets are also available from SAIL Hospitality and Stadium Management.

Kick-off for this encounter is at 3.30pm.

With only a point separating the teams, Saturday’s Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium (start at 3.30pm) looks like being a close and cagey encounter.

The current log positions point to what promises to be another mouth-watering Derby with Amakhosi on 35 and the Buccaneers on 36 points after 22 games.

Arguably the biggest date in the South African sports calendar, fans are already getting into the mood and the debates have started for a derby that first started back in 1970.

In the first round, on October 21, 2017, an entertaining but fierce battle ended in a goalless stalemate, though pundits said that despite the lack of goals, the encounter was certainly worth the entrance fee.

Both teams are chasing Mamelodi Sundowns who are in pole position with 40 points from the same number of matches.

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