Dominic Isaacs says no Carling Black Label Cup made Soweto Derby better between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs – News

Posted: 1 November 2018
Time: 12:00

Former Kaizer Chiefs centre-back Dominic ‘Domza’ Isaacs believes not having the Carling Black Label Cup this pre-season helped last weekend’s Soweto Derby live up to expectations.

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The 36-year-old, who spent five years at Naturena, says because the last time the sides met was in 2017/18, this time they were not used to each other’s strategy.

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Despite scoring first, Amakhosi lost 2-1 to the Buccaneers at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

“The overall game was a good game, it was a good show for the supporters, it was end-to-end stuff. This is what the Derby is all about,” Isaacs tells

“Nobody was sitting back waiting for somebody to score to get the reaction out of the other team. I think that it was very nice. I also think that what helped is that in the beginning of the season, there used to be Vodacom Cup, and there used to be a Black Label Cup … you know what? So the teams got used to each other and it became boring you know. But now there isn’t that; it is been a while since they played against each other so that hyped up the game more. There was more excitement.

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“Overall I think ja, Chiefs started okay, they played in patches. I also think Pirates did their homework very, very well on Chiefs you know … where to hurt them and ja, I think Pirates really hurt Chiefs you know. Chiefs also got a couple of chances. I think [Leonardo] Castro’s chance … he should have done better for the player that he is and a lot of people expected him to do better with the chance you know … that pass, that pass to the keeper. But if they scored that you know we could have had another game, we could be speaking another language here now.

“But overall I think Pirates showed a lot of character going a goal down, missing a penalty and they came back to win the game. I think players of Pirates played with a lot of determination like they always do at Pirates. They play with a lot of determination and aggression. I would really love to see a fit [Lebogang] Manyama, a fit Castro and a fit [Khama] Billiat. So the next game is gonna be very interesting.”

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The Carling Black Label Cup was suspended this year due to sponsorship interests involving the World Cup in Russia.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha

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Author : Sipho Mlotha

Publish date : 2018-11-01 08:34:07

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