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Ngcobo relishing reserve Soweto derby

Kaizer Chiefs’ reserve team captain Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has welcomed the exciting challenge of the Soweto derby in this weekend’s MDC action.

With Chiefs’ and Pirates’ senior teams set to face off in the Telkom Knockout semi-final next weekend, the two club’s B-teams will play somewhat of a curtain raiser in the Multichoice Diski Challenge this Sunday.

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The Premier Soccer League have lined up an exciting festival of action in Vosloorus this weekend, with no less than five derby clashes on the cards.

AmaZulu and Golden Arrows (KZN derby); Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United (Tshwane derby); Baroka FC and Polokwane City (Polokwane derby); Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic (Free State derby) and rounding it off will be the Soweto derby between Amakhosi and The Buccaneers.

Ngcobo is anticipating a culmination of fireworks when the Soweto giants clash at 14h00 on Sunday afternoon and is well aware of the heightened expectations of victory from the club’s supporters.

“It is the talk of the town. Everywhere you go, people are talking and looking forward to Sunday,” the 18-year-old told Chiefs’ website.

“In the first one we played to a 1-1 draw. Derbies are always difficult games.

“In the first one we played to a 1-1 draw. Derbies are always difficult games.

“Wherever we go, people are reminding us that not only is this an important match, it’s crucial to win. Our supporters want to have the bragging rights and that’s what we plan to give them, an early Christmas present.”

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