Jomo Sono: Why Orlando Pirates players can't break his Soweto Derby scoring record


Orlando Pirates legend Jomo Sono has outlined what he thinks might be the reason his record of being the club's all-time leading scorer against Kaizer Chiefs is still standing.

Despite having retired over 30 years ago, 64-year-old Sono still holds the record of being Pirates' top scorer in the Soweto Derby with nine goals.

The Buccaneers were unable to make their chances count at FNB Stadium and Daniel Akpeyi produced a series of fine saves as Pirates went down 1-0 to Amakhosi on Saturday in front of another sellout crowd.

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"Who were you expecting [laughs]? The Derby is difficult man, it's difficult," Sono tells

"It needs players with character, but if [Gabadinho] Mhango rises to the occasion and plays more for the team... the problem with the Derby is, most of the time the players want to play more for themselves sometimes.

"Maybe that's the problem you know, instead of playing for the team. Look for a guy who is better positioned to score on that day, then we all win, we all celebrate.

"Ja who knows, records are being broken all over the world, and this one of Jomo Sono there's someone who is going to break it, what can we say?"

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Sono was asked how was that going to happen if the top strikers like Jerry Sikhosana couldn't break it.

"Ja but you can't compare Jerry Sikhosana with Jomo Sono [laughs]! Come on, that's a fact, that's true," he replies.

"How are you going to compare them? An apple and an orange? You can't compare. Give him a chance, maybe he will get there Mhango, he is a very good goalscorer. He's quick. He's a good player. He's sudden-quick you know."

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