Kaizer Chiefs invited nearly 20 former players and legends to the Soweto Derby on Saturday. The group first visited the Chiefs Village for a get-together before travelling together in a bus to FNB Stadium to watch the epic Soweto clash that finished in a 1-all stalemate.
“I loved watching the first half in particular,” Kaizer Chiefs legend Cyril Nzama reflected on Saturday’s Soweto Derby. “That’s when we showed that we were competing with Orlando Pirates. We went on to dominate the second half and it was only a pity that we didn’t win. It was a marvellous match to watch.”
The former players and legends included Howard Freese, Johannes ‘Big Boy’ Kholoane, Donald ‘Ace’ Khuse, Nhlanhla Kubeka, Vusi ‘Computer’ Lamola, Frank ‘Disco’ Makua, Ntsie Maphike, Jackie Masike, Ryder Mofokeng, Fetsi ‘Chippa’ Molatedi, Tshepo Molatedi, Kaizer Motaung Jnr, Cyril ‘Skhokho’ Nzama, Frank ‘Jingles’ Pereira, Gert Schalkwyk, Gardner Seale, Joseph ‘Bank’ Sethlodi, Lucky Stylianou and Arthur ‘10111’ Zwane.
The group was hosted on the day by Motaung Jnr and Nzama.
‘Jingles’ Pereira, who played for the Glamour Boys in the early ‘80s, was mightily impressed with what he saw, mentioning after the final whistle of the referee. “I felt that Daniel Cardoso did very well in defence. I also liked Leonardo Castro. He might not have had one of his best games, but he’s tall and physically strong – that’s why two Bucs defenders kept an eye on him throughout his time on the pitch.”
Former defender Seale wore the Gold & Black jersey in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. “There was a tremendous atmosphere in the stadium. I like the way Khama Billiat played – he’s a special player and was unlucky not to score on the day.
“It was great to see Chiefs having the upper hand. We deserved to win. Pirates were hanging on by the thread and were just trying to survive, especially in the second half.”