Pirates beat Chiefs in Carling Cup


JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs passed up on the opportunity to get their fans fully on board for the new campaign as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon to Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup, effectively South Africa’s season opener.

While Ernst Middendorp can point to the fact that this was not his starting XI – the team was selected via fans’ vote – the Chiefs coach may still be concerned by some sloppy mistakes at the back and a lack of a cutting edge up front.

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