Entertaining football allowed, if only does not compromise us-says Khune ahead of derby!

They face Orlando Pirates (fourth) at FNB Stadium on Saturday October 28.


But, despite being South Africa’s most watched match each season, the Soweto derby has failed to live up to expectation in recent years.

The fierce rivalry dates back to the 1970s but Dololo, when coming to expectations.

But if Itumeleng Khune (goal-minder) had his way, he would like the game to open up and fans enjoy every worth of their hard earned cash.

He said this at the media brief on Wednesday, at the sponsors head office Absa.

“I would love both teams not to be cautious and go at each other, but as long as it does not compromise us,” he said much to whistling and ululations from the Absa staff.

“Yes, we’re aware of the draws and fans want what’s worth it,” quipped Itu, who has been included in the Bafana squad to face Senegal next month for WC Qualifier.

Tactically, we’re aware of Pirates mode of play and my players are ready to quell their moves. We’re entertainers, says Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela, who left the audience in stitches with his jargons.

But relaxed Bucs’ coach Muhsin Ertugral- facing former club and first derby- believes ball juggling and showboating can only be allowed when taking charge of opponents not other way ‘round.

Defender Happy Jele concurred with his boss but says showboating is a South African flavor.

“As long as it benefits us, I’m ok with it.”

The game will be beamed live to over 40 countries.

The briefing also had in attendance JMPD representatives who gave their planning pre and post the match.

The game at the ‘Calabash’ 90 000 capacity seater begins from 15:30.

Asseblief tog, no dull draws or kanjani?

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