Professionalism – Orlando Pirates is way below to be compared to Kaizer Chiefs. They don’t own training grounds nor offices, they rent both. Kaizer Chiefs has a world class football village (Naturena).
Club Value – Kaizer Chiefs is ranked the most valuable club in South Africa followed by Vodacom Blue Bulls and the rest.
Players’ Salaries – Highest paid player at Kaizer Chiefs earns R470,000; highest paid player at Orlando Pirates earns R225,000. No need to argue.
Club Honours – Kaizer Chiefs’ official club trophies double the number of trophies Orlando Pirates have. The only trophy which Kaizer Chiefs doesn’t have is the CAF Champions League. But Orlando Pirates is 70 something years and Kaizer Chiefs is 45.
Fans – Kaizer Chiefs make every game a home game in South Africa regardless of where they play at. It is the most followed team in Southern Africa with millions of fans.
Sponsors – Kaizer Chiefs sponsors are: Nike, Hollard, Vodacom, Carling Black Label, Nissan, SuperSport and Powerade (big companies); while Orlando Pirates sponsors are: adidas, Vodacom, Peugeot and Carling Black Label.
Playing Grounds – both teams rent stadiums.
Do we need to still have an argument here? It’s clear that Kaizer Chiefs is bigger than Orlando Pirates. End of story finish!
By Lebohang Moemed