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Chiefs’ New Look Defence Amid Injury Crisis

Kaizer Chiefs Have A Bit Of A Defensive Crisis

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 12, 2017 02:01 PM
Kaizer Chiefs are expected to field an entirely new back four going into the clash with Cape Town City amid an injury crisis that sees three key players ruled out of action.
 
 
The Amakhosi take on the Citizens in the Mother City on Wednesday evening as they chase their first win of the campaign, but they will have to try and do so without regulars such as Erick Mathoho (suspended) and injured duo, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Tsepo Masilela.
 
Steve Komphela has only two available centre backs – Lorenzo Gordinho and Daniel Cardoso – due to Mathoho’s suspension and Teenage Hadebe’s injury, while Kgotso Moleko and Philani Zulu are practically his only choices at right and left back following injuries to ‘Rama’, Masilela and Sibusiso Khumalo.
 
There was some positive news following the return of Itumeleng Khune from a chest infection, and with that in mind, it is expected that their backline will consist of Khune, Moleko, Gordinho, Cardoso and Zulu. 
 
 
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Siyabonga Ngezana is also likely to make the matchday squad as the only other first team centre back available, although will probably only make an appearance if something happens to Gordinho or Cardoso. 
 
A positive for Komphela, though, is that Gordinho and Cardoso are yet to taste defeat when they have started at centre back together.
 
City host Chiefs at 19h30 at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow night. 
 

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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Sep 12, 2017 03:59 PM
It doesn't rain at nappyrena it pours.
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BDX Sep 12, 2017 03:49 PM
WE HAVE HUNGRY PLAYERS THAT NEED REGULAR GAME TIME HENCE THEY MUST USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN REGULAR GAME TIME CANT WAIT TO SEE PHILANI ZULU
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King Justin Sep 12, 2017 03:45 PM
I will never play Cardoso in my team
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ASSAILANTS Sep 12, 2017 03:39 PM
Let's wait & c
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sir-bennet Sep 12, 2017 03:38 PM
i forsee goals goals goals from cp city
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musah005 Sep 12, 2017 03:34 PM
Katsande at the back? Major would definitely feed from that
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Thimna2012 Sep 12, 2017 03:32 PM
@majasp That can be a good line up but our SK is blind wont even think about that
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Sipho@khosi4life Sep 12, 2017 03:31 PM
ngivuma nawe @majasp that editor is confused
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IceBreaker7 Sep 12, 2017 03:26 PM
Eish! We are behind u boys. Make us proud
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majasp Sep 12, 2017 03:26 PM
Editor, you are showing us the other side of you, and its not good, don't be illiterate, Coach Komphela can either play katsande at the back or play 3-5-2. so stop misleading us. You should not put it as if there are no alternatives. here is the Line-up 1. khune 2.Moleko 3. Zulu 4. Cardoso 5. Katsande 6. Meyiwa. 7.Maluleka 8. Buchanan 9.Paez 10. Shabba 11.Jayiya
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Mdu Mpansi Sep 12, 2017 03:22 PM
Play Katsande at the back and give#6 role to Maluleke and let Jayiya attack for u
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ARGENTINA Sep 12, 2017 03:18 PM
If Katsande is available we are on good hands
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Xolisa{khosificated} Sep 12, 2017 03:10 PM
@ayandamanando Thats a khosy fan I know. But we demand a victory against CTC, akere it will 11 vs 11? We will wallop these Kapa boyz by 3 to not...
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THE NK Sep 12, 2017 03:09 PM
Wow ok
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lucky8 Sep 12, 2017 03:09 PM
CTC is going to humilate us...
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DjYella Sep 12, 2017 03:03 PM
What ever the is,as Chiefs supporters we want win.
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THE NK Sep 12, 2017 03:02 PM
True that.
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ayandamanando Sep 12, 2017 03:01 PM
Mmmmm chiefs my chiefs im behind you all the way it's one of those days baba just bring draw we take from there.
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Mentashe Sep 12, 2017 02:51 PM
CORDOSO AND MOLEKOTHOUGH!
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Xolisa{khosificated} Sep 12, 2017 02:47 PM
Benni will get his first real test... Komphela's boys will give him 3-0.....

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