Counting chickens leaves egg on your face

There’s a saying that goes: “never count your chickens before they’ve hatched”. In the world of sport, it makes sense and would have saved a lot of people a lot of heartache had this simple dictum been adhered to.

But Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs can pull out their abacuses and start counting because as things stand, only an act from above – similar to that seen at the Loftus Swimming Pool on Saturday – can stop the MTN8 from being the first Soweto Derby of the season.

Both sides secured convincing semifinal first leg wins on the road, and they look a safe bet to meet each other in the final. But of course, stranger things have happened in football.

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