Soweto Derby Rewind: Jerry Skhosana Scores Hat Trick as Orlando Pirates Hammers Kaizer Chiefs in BobSave Cup

Soweto Derby Rewind: Jerry Skhosana Scores Hat Trick as Orlando Pirates Hammers Kaizer Chiefs in BobSave Cup

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:15 PM
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  • Orlando Pirates will host Kaizer Chiefs in the latest Soweto Derby on Saturday, 29 October
  • This will be the first encounter between the arch-rivals this season, with at least two more to go until May next year
  • Sports Brief South Africa will build up to this weekend's keenly anticipated DStv Premiership by diving into matches from years past

Soccer City will be rocking this weekend as Orlando Pirates hosts Kaizer Chiefs in a DStv Premiership match on Saturday afternoon.

The two arch-enemies first met on 24 January in what would eventually become South African football's biggest football on the calendar. Sports Brief will hark back to memorable encounters between the Buccaneers and Amakhosi in the run-up to the match on 29 October.

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Brian Baloyi was at Jerry Sikhosana in a legendary Soweto Derby from 1996. Image source: Gallo Images.
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Jerry Sikhosana torches Brian Baloyi and the Amakhosi

In October 1996, Pirates was drawn against Chiefs in the semifinals of the BobSave SuperBowl at the Old FNB Stadium in front of a packed 80 000 seater. Jerry Sikhosana would entrench himself in the annals of local football history, scoring a hat-trick past a hapless Brian Baloyi and Amakhosi in a thumping 4-1 victory.

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Sikhosana said to ESPN when reminiscing about his heroics that day:

The first goal was a corner-kick in the first half. Because I was not a good header of the ball, I drifted away from the mix of players as the corner was played, taking a position wider in the box. It was a long corner from Dumisa Ngobe that went over everybody to the other side of the 18-yard [area] where I was. I took one touch and just blasted it past everybody.
"It was such a good hit, honestly I think it was one of the best goals in my career. As everybody was turning to see where the ball went, it had flown past them." 

Speaking about reaching his brace, Sikhosana added:

"The second goal was more about being a little bit mobile. I drifted to the right-hand side and received a pass from John Moeti. Neil Tovey came across to try and cover, but I sold him a dummy and went on to shoot past Brian [Baloyi] at the near post." 

Giving credit to the legendary wing Helman Mkhalele for the assist that led to his hat-trick, he said:

"Helman took Chiefs to shreds on the wing and sent a cross into the box. I came in from behind the defence and used my left foot to score. It was very scrappy, but they all count!"

Midfield maestro David Modise pulled one back to make the scores 3-1 with Chiefs threatening a comeback. However, Mkhalele put paid to this with the Buccaneers' fourth to underline a famous victory.

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Kaizer Chiefs' frustrating wait for trophies will have to wait until May 2023 at the very latest.

The Amakhosi were dumped out of the semifinals of the MTN8 by Amazulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban yesterday. The match ended 0-0, with Usuthu qualifying for the final on the away-goals having drawn with Chiefs 1-1 in Johannesburg three weeks ago.

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