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Looking Back: Chiefs v Pirates 1997/98 10/12/03
Manning Rangers won the inaugural Castle Premiership but no game or club was bigger than the Soweto derby despite both clubs being beaten by the unknown Durban team.

A couple of years later in 2000 Rangers coach Gordon Igesund would later lead Orlando Pirates to their first Premiership crown and their first league triumph since 1994.

The two Soweto giants drew their league encounters but on display were the likes of Thabo 'Tsiki-Tsiki' Mooki and Jerry 'Legs Of Thunder' Sikhosana.

In the first game it was again Mark Williams who put the 'visitors' ahead on the half hour mark.

Chiefs sensed victory but it was not to be.

South African international midfielder Dumisa Ngobe scored an equaliser in the 78th minute of the game and it ended with both teams attacking mercilessly.

The second game was to end with the same score line and the Bucs again were on the backfoot as Mooki made it 1-0 in the 50th minute.

Then 22 minutes later none other than Brian Baloyi's nemesis Sikhosana bagged the equaliser.

With both teams level again they fought to the very end for the winning goal which would make them the kings of Soweto, but again they shared the spoils.

In a Bob Save Super Bowl game the Buccaneers beat the Amakhosi 1-0 in the second round courtesy of Nigerian defender Sam Pams goal.

1997/8 League Results

November 22 1997 Pirates 1 (Ngobe 78) Chiefs  1 (Williams 45)

March     7 1998 Chiefs  1 (Mooki 50) Pirates 1 (Sikhosana 72)

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