Kaizer Chiefs’ league lead has come with injury casualties.
Chiefs’ tight 1-0 win over Baroka FC last weekend has resulted in a longer list of injuries to key players.
Coach Ernst Middendorp confirmed his team has no less than four ill players, namely Kearyn Baccus, George Maluleka, Samir Nurkovic, and Dumisani Zuma.
“I have the responsibility and I cannot let him [Baccus] go on [with an injury]. We have already George [Maluleka] out and definitely not available for Tuesday,” Middendorp told Kick Off.
“We have Itu Khune out and definitely not available for Tuesday; we have Samir [Nurkovic] out and definitely not available for Tuesday. Reeve Frosler will definitely not be available for Tuesday.
“I can continue – Dumisani Zuma, I don’t know; Ntiya-Ntiya, I don’t know; we have to work on it in the next few days and that’s it.”
There’s also a bit of good news for those of us who love youngsters. The club’s versatile young footballer Njabulo Blom has been confirmed to make his debut this week.
"I stopped Njabulo Blom from playing in our MDC game, and he will be probably on the field on Tuesday," Middendorp added.
Chiefs players who could get chances:
- Lorenzo Gordinho
- Siyabonga Ngezana
- Philani Zulu
- Happy Mashiane
- Kgotso Moleko
- James Kotei
- Joseph Molagoane
- Siphelele Ntshangase
- Kabelo Mahlasela.
Chiefs will welcome Golden Arrows to FNB on Tuesday at 19:30.
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