29 August 2011 by Roy Barford

MTN8 final: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

Soweto soccer rivals, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, will meet at FNB Stadium on Saturday, September 10, to compete for the 2011 MTN8 title. FNB stadium can accommodate more than 94 000 spectators and there is likely be a massive buzz for this Soweto derby.

The match kicks off at 8.15pm. Even if you are unable to get tickets for the big game, you will be able to experience the vibe in most parts of the country, as fans of both teams are likely to start festivities during the afternoon by blowing vuvuzelas, dancing and bantering about what the score will be.

The MTN8 final will be broadcast live on SABC 1 and will be screened at various bars and public viewing areas.

A monster long-range goal from Oupa Manyisa helped Orlando Pirates to a 1-1 draw with Sundowns at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria on Sunday, giving the Buccaneers a 4-3 aggregate for the 2 semi-finals, having won the first 3-2.

Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 with Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, having played a goalless draw against the same team in the home leg of the semi-finals. The AmaKhosi however advance to the finals by virtue of scoring more away goals.

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will also meet the following Saturday (September 17) at FNB Stadium for their Absa Premier League clash, which will no doubt serve as a revenge match wither way. Tickets for this match can be booked via Computicket.

The above photo of FNB Stadium is courtesy of Shine 2010.

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