All roads lead to FNB Stadium for another sizzling Soweto Derby

23 February 2023

All roads lead to FNB Stadium for another sizzling Soweto Derby

As any local football fan will tell you, the Soweto Derby is no ordinary match.

Packed with fervour, tradition, rivalries, and great moments, the latest showdown takes place at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 25 February 2023, and, courtesy of SuperSport, the renowned DStv Premiership fixture will be streaming live on Showmax Pro.

The Soweto rivalry is one of the fiercest and most passionate in the world of football, and it always attracts a lot of attention from diski fans around the world.

This is rooted in a rivalry that dates to the 1970s. The first official meeting between the two teams took place in January 1970. The match was played at Orlando Stadium and ended in a 6-4 victory for Pirates. Since then, the two have played against each other 171 times in official matches, with each match adding to the rivalry.

Consequently, the derby has developed a cultural significance in South Africa, bringing together fans from all walks of life to celebrate their love for football.

Chiefs lead the head-to-head count with 73 wins (54 draws) in 171 matches, yet it is the goals per game average that truly excites: 2.36, which suggests a thrilling match may be in store.

Fans are in for a treat as the DStv Premiership title race is heating up, with several clubs battling it out for the second spot as defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns are miles ahead and in no danger of being overtaken any time soon.

Why Showmax Pro?

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Subscribers can live stream the latest seasons of the English Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, TotalEnergies African Nations Championship, UEFA Europa and UEFA Conference leagues.

The platform also offers a wide range of other live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons. Visit to learn more or to subscribe to Showmax Pro.

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