My favourite derby is when Benni McCarthy was playing in his first Soweto Derby since joining Orlando Pirates, and he opened the scoring after just nine minutes of play.
McCarthy had been playing for English side West Ham United and he always said he wanted to retire in South Africa.
Former Bucs midfielder Andile Jali finished off a pass by Tlou Segolela and then three minutes later Tlou Segolela left two Kaizer Chiefs defenders standing still as he put in a cross for McCarthy to complete his brace.
Chiefs’s two goals in the second half were scored by Simphiwe Tshabalala and Lehlohonolo Majoro.
Close to 90 000 fans came to witness the biggest local soccer spectacle at the FNB stadium. After many recent dull affairs, this Soweto derby finally lived up to expectations, with all the elements in place.
Chiefs had Pirates under severe pressure in the closing stages of the game but failed to find the back of the net and it ended with Bucs clinching the match with a 3-2 victory.
Orlando Pirates 3 – 2 Kaizer Chiefs, Absa Premiership, March 17 2012