By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: The Buccaneers are in second place with 36 points whilst Amakhosi are just one point behind them in third position.
Orlando Pirates defender Innocent Maela has publicised that he has temporarily cut all communications with his elder brother Tshepo Masilela of Kaizer Chiefs ahead of Saturday’s crucial Soweto Derby at the FNB Stadium.
The two Soweto giants who are both still in the title race will be interested in winning the game to close the gap to the top where Mamelodi Sundowns currently sit with 40 points. The Buccaneers are in second place with 36 points whilst Amakhosi are just one point behind them in third position. Maela, who has been a sensation since joining from Thanda Royal Zulu believes it’s the safest thing to be not talking to his brother who works for the opposition.
“I won’t be calling Tshepo. We are brothers and I’m sure at some point there’ll be a call to wish each other luck but beyond that, it’s all about the teams. After the game we are family again, but before then…it’s a big game against a big team and the tactics will be necessitated by the game situation
“At times you’ll have to sit back and absorb the pressure. At times you’ll have to apply the pressure. It’s all about reading the situation correctly,” revealed Maela.
The Soweto Goliaths will push towards their title ambitions when they lock horns at the FNB Stadium with the whole world watching, kick off at 15h30.