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Chiefs legend admits he's worried about Soweto derby

Kaizer Chiefs legend Robson Muchichwa admits he isn't feeling very confident about his former team's chances in the upcoming Soweto Derby.

Muchichwa is backing Pirates to come out on top in Saturday's massive clash at FNB Stadium because they currently boast the better side.

"Ja no, it's a big one man, it's a big one," he told KickOff.com.

"But one is worried because one team, one side is not doing well. Ja I'm just worried about that. You know football is a funny game, you understand mfethu [my brother]? Because now it's another game and anything can happen, you understand? Because no one can predict ukuthi uzowina [you are going to win]. But ja it's a funny game, anything can be possible.

"I think for me it's not up to the coach [for Chiefs to get a win], not up to the management, it's up to the players now, they need to pull up their socks. They need to know why they are there. They need to die for the team, double up the effort because at the end of the day you can continue chasing coaches, pointing to the management.

"You know to be there signed by Kaizer Chiefs, only to put that signature... that's an honour for you as a player and when you go to the pitch you need to go and die. It's a team with a huge history behind it so it's so difficult to maintain that history.

"For me it's a challenge for these young boys, they need to maintain that thing, it has been happening for years now. I think at the moment when we talk of Pirates they've got a team, when we talk of Chiefs yes they've got a team, they are going to disturb some of the teams in the league this and that... they will never win a league. That's not a team to win a league for me."

While Muchichwa admits he is not totally sold on this current Chiefs team, he was quick to remind them that they hold their destiny in their own hands and can still make history on Saturday.

"The weekend game the whole world will be watching. If it was me I would sleep six hours early before the day of the game to rest myself - in this game you can be a hero," he said.

"For me Pirates have got an upper hand for this game. I'm so worried about the [Chiefs] goalkeeper [Virgil Vries], he is a good keeper but not for Chiefs. If he can go to abo [Golden] Arrows or Free State Stars he will do well. I don't know if they will field the new keeper [Daniel Akpeyi] or what and if he is going to gel well with the defence... for me Pirates got an upper hand in this Derby."