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πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ†βœŒπŸΎπŸ”΅ TKO semis: Chiefs vs Maritzburg - Billiat dropped

A Telkom Knockout final is at stake as Kaizer Chiefs host Maritzburg United in today's semif-final in Nelspruit.

Chiefs return to action since the thrilling 3-2 win over Orlando Pirates in Soweto on November 9 - where Leonardo Castro scored and forced an own goal.

Coach Ernst Middendorp has dropped Khama Billiat after two games for Zimbabwe last week. Australian midfielder Kearyn Baccus returns after weeks out on injury while the youngster Njabulo Blom also starts in what looks like a midfield role.

Maritzburg United, with six games unbeaten, last faced Bloemfontein Celtic in a 2-2 thriller on November 8. Coach Eric Tinkler has started with Jeremy Brockie on the bench to opt for Judas Moseamedi. There's also a start for former Amakhosi foward Keagan Buchanan.

Team line-ups:

Chiefs: 44. Bvuma, 39. Frosler, 4. Cardoso, 20. Sasman, 45. Blom, 25. Parker, 5. Baccus, 12. Maluleka, 21. Manyama, 8. Castro, 9. Nurkovic.

Subs: Petersen, 26. Gordinho, 28. Zuma, 7. Kambole, 36. Ntiya-Ntiya, 21. Zulu, Ngcobo.

Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 5. Morgan, 36. Kunene, 23. De Reuck, 4. Allie, 3. Sanoka, 8. Buchanan, 14. Claasen, Lea'Alafa, 15. Timm, 19. Moseamedi.

Subs: 30. Mpandle, 26. Sangweni, 11. Jappie, 26. Shandu, 7. Kutumela, 10. Brockie, 29. Mekoa.

This afternoon's winner will meet Mamelodi Sundowns in the final on 14 December in Durban.

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