Another Spectacular derby is imminent in the Telkom Knockout Cup Final which is going to be played in the Mbombela Stadium on the 07 December 2013. The possible final between South African giants Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will be the best and early Christmas present to the loving soccer supporters in South Africa. However, the finals between the PSL strongest team SuperSport United and Platinum Stars will also be another great final.
Personally, I want this possible derby final to settle the scores between fuming and bitter Pirates and Chiefs fans who are forever attacking each other with unpalatable, insensitive, reckless, distasteful and regrettable words using social networks.
Pirates fans are still angry and bitter that Kingston Nkhatha illegitimate goal in the 1 Kilometre offside position was allowed to stand due to the assistant referee Enoch Molefe's vision blunder of failing to spot that Nkhatha was miles ahead of the Pirates defence.
The TV replays showed that Nkhatha was offside to denied Orlando Pirates 3 maximum points in the bag. The same Molefe allowed Lehlohonolo Majoro offside goal to stand too in the Carling Black Label. Pirates fans strongly believe that Molefe is in the Chiefs payroll.
Chiefs fans are angry and disappointed that Daniel Bennett gave Pirates dubious and soft penalty out of nothing in the second leg of the MTN8 to push Pirates into the MTN8 final, Chiefs fans strongly believe that the "brown envelope" was inserted underneath the Bennett hotel door to fix or manipulate the game outcome. Chiefs fans in the social networks clearly expressed their angers on so called match fixing at Orlando Stadium during the MTN8 second leg.
The TV replay showed that it was legitimate penalty but many referees would have not taken such harsh decision to award a soft penalty in a game of that magnitude. Many soccer pundits believed Daniel Bennett gave Pirates cheap victory on the silver platter.
The rival between Chiefs and Pirates fans will be infinite as they are bragging rights at stake. This rival makes the Soweto derby one of the best in the world. Players are doing the talking on the field of play whilst fans will be doing the talking in the stands.
The atmosphere of the derby is always vibrant but the atmosphere in the sold out Mbombela Stadium will be out of this world if Pirates and Chiefs qualify for the Telkom Cup Final but they need to pass over the stubborn, unpredictable and on-form United and Stars.
Football is unpredictable and anything is possible.