Kaizer Chiefs edged Mamelodi Sundowns in a 2-1 thriller as Soweto gained the bragging rights against Pretoria on Saturday.
Khama Billiat opened the scoring for Downs but Bernard Parker equalised before the match went into half time.
Then an unlucky own goal befell Sundowns as Bangaly Soumahoro tried passing the ball back to Kennedy Mweene but his pass was directed on target to give the Soweto based team the lead. The own goal was enough for Chiefs to take three points from the match to move second on the league table.
Coach Steve Komphela dedicated the win to the Kaizer Chiefs fans: “Those who know me will tell you it’s not about me, I don’t want it [the victory] – look at the people [in the stands], this is unbelievable.
If by any chance you are given an opportunity to be in a leadership position, and you’re looking at the position and forgetting the mission, then you are on the wrong track. I didn’t care… I did, but less [because] these [fans] are the people who deserve it. Each day of our lives, as we go to Naturena, whatever happens on the road – any set-backs – we suffer for the sake of this. These [fans] are the people who deserve this, it’s for them.”