'Nerve-wrecking times for 'The Ghost'

Sello Rabothata

Sello Rabothata

Whether Kaizer Chiefs gain their revenge over arch-rivals Orlando Pirates in their Telkom Charity Cup tomorrow or not, "The Ghost" will still celebrate the 1-0 Vodacom Challenge victory on Sunday.

If, on the other hand, the Buccaneers make it two in a row over Amakhosi within two weeks then the highlights of the derby played in Port Elizabeth the other Thursday will be the cherry on top.

The highlights, which could rub salt into the wounds of Chiefs' myriad of supporters, will be screened on the African Soccer Television show on SABC Sport's Laduma programme on Sunday at 5.30pm.

That being the case, it remains to be seen how "The Ghost" will then react to the highlights of the final in which they were roasted 3-0 by eventual Vodacom Challenge champions, English side Tottenham Hotspur.

Other highlights feature the Malawian FA's Standard Bank Cup which saw local giants Wanderers emerge 1-0 winners over bitter rivals Big Bullets.

The Cosafa Castle Cup semi- finals and finals also took place in Botswana last weekend. Botswana's Zebras are fast getting their game together lately. Following the impressive display by their Under-23 side in the Sasol Eight Nations tournament recently, the senior team upset Angola to win Sunday's Cosafa Castle Cup Group C final with a 3-1 victory on penalties following a goalless draw after 90 minutes.

Botswana now advance for the second successive year to the last four of the southern African championship.

They join Mozambique, South Africa and holders Zambia in the tournament's last four.

The Zebras beat Namibia 1-0 in their semifinals the previous day while Angola crushed Lesotho's Likoena 2-0.

Namibia beat Lesotho 3-2 in the third place playoff.