- Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates star Jabu Mahlangu issued a bold statement in light of the Soweto Derby
- Mahlangu has backed the Bucs to pull off the victory on Saturday at the FNB Stadium
- Mahlangu hasn't been impressed with Chiefs' style of play and feels they won't be able to handle the in-form Pirates team
Jabu Mahlangu is one of the few footballs players to have represented both of the Soweto rivals, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
Having worked as a football analyst, Mahlangu is perhaps ideally qualified to comment on the upcoming Soweto derby on Saturday.
The former dribbling wizard pulled no punches and shared a bold prediction recently.
Mahlangu said, “Orlando Pirates will win the Soweto Derby.”
The pundit added, “Orlando Pirates are on form‚ they are playing a good brand of football‚ mixing modern football with a bit of kasi flavour."
DispatchLIVE reported that Mahlangu lauded Chiefs' set-piece and aerial dominance, but felt it wouldn't be enough to secure victory.
Briefly.co.za further gathered that Mahlangu hasn't been impressed with coach Ernst Middendorp's brand of football.
Mahlangu did not mince his words as he said, “They don’t play Chiefs' brand of football.”
However, Mahlangu was quick to point out that form often goes out the window and the team that makes fewest mistakes will emerge with the three points.
At the start of the season, Briefly.co.za reported that Mahlangu made a strong statement that Chiefs will not win the league.
He may have then been pleasantly surprised that Chiefs went on to dominate the early part of the season.
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