Soweto Derby: Picking an Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs combined XI

11:51 EAT 05/03/2022
Olisa Ndah Keagan Dolly Orlando Pirates Kaizer Chiefs
The traditional epic fixture in South African football will be witnessed on Saturday at Orlando Stadium

Orlando Pirates host their Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs as the two battle to get a Caf Champions League spot for next season.

GOAL gives you the best XI that can come from both sides.

  • Siyabonga Mpontshane, Orlando Pirates, March 2022

    GOALKEEPER - Siyabonga Mphontshane

    The 35-year-old has been the most consistent of all the goalminders from both teams.

    While Chiefs have been changing goalkeepers, Mphontshane has featured in 26 matches across all competitions this season, taking advantage of Richard Ofori's absence.

  • Bandile Shandu Orlando Pirates

    RIGHT-BACK - Bandile Shandu

    Shandu is Pirates' Man-of-the-Moment and is an easy choice for this position as Chiefs do not have a permanent right-back this season.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Paseka Mako

    Another easy choice, Mako has been an undisputed first-choice for Pirates on the left side of defence.

    Chiefs, on the other hand, have been rotating right-back Reeve Frosler, Austin Dube, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and the injured Sifiso Hlanti.

  • Olisa Ndah, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRE-BACK - Olisa Ndah

    The Nigeria international has proved to be one of Pirates' biggest signings this season and has turned himself into one of the best central defenders in the PSL.

  • Daniel Cardoso, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    CENTRE-BACK - Daniel Cardoso

    The Chiefs central defender is known for his consistency and, on his day, can chip in with a goal or two.

  • Happy Jele & Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    CENTRE-BACK - Happy Jele

    The Pirates captain has formed a formidable partnership with Ndah at the heart of the defence.

  • Phathutshedzo Nange, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Phathutshedzo Nange

    The 30-year-old is one of the best players at Chiefs this season, known to be a workhorse in their midfield.

  • Keagan Dolly, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2021

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Keagan Dolly

    The arrival of Dolly at Naturena before the start of the season fired up Chiefs.

    He has contributed six league goals and three assists.

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Deon Hotto

    Hotto has arguably been Pirates' best player this season and is one of the first names in their starting line-up.

  • Khama Billiat, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Khama Billiat

    The Zimbabwean has rekindled his combination with Dolly in Chiefs' attack.

    He has proven that he is not yet a spent force in what could turn out to be his best season at Amakhosi.

  • Goodman Mosele, Orlando Pirates, September 2021


    Mosele has established himself as one of the best players in Pirates midfield, a player who coaches find difficult to ignore.