WATCH: Behind the scenes as Kaizer Chiefs prepare for Orlando Pirates

accreditation offers a rare behind-the-scenes look into the opening stages of Wednesday morning’s training session at The Village as the club opened its doors to the media.

The below footage shows Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp barking instructions to his charges, who then have to carry this out in a six vs six small-sided game at high intensity.

Goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Itumeleng Khune and visiting Brylon Petersen were also being put through their paces by coach Lee Baxter.

Some absentees included right-back Reeve Frosler and midfielder Kearyn Baccus, both of whom Middendorp has ruled out of this weekend’s encounter.