Following three consecutive wins in the league and Nedbank Cup on Sunday, Kaizer Chiefs will aim for a fourth triumph on the trot when they visit Maritzburg United on Saturday in the DStv Premiership in Pietermaritzburg..
Coach Arthur Zwane will be happy to welcome Christian Saile Basomboli back in the fold after serving a one match suspension, but will be sad to lose Siyabonga Ngezana, who received his fourth booking on Sunday against Casric Stars.
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Chiefs issued the following update on Saturday:
“It was great to see Dillan Solomons back last week. He won’t be on the same level of fitness as the rest of the guys but he is a soldier, always focused and giving his best all the time,” Zwane commented.
“We are going to have to manage him and make sure we don’t risk any injuries again. We also have Christian Saile back. He was suspended for the last game. Hopefully, we will have a balanced team going forward. We still have Cole Alexander, Reeve Frosler and Khama Billiat out.
“We lost Phathutshedzo Nange today. We thought he was getting closer to full recovery we could get him ready for the game next week by giving him match minutes this week. However, it is one of those things where you don’t have everyone available and we will carry on with the guys at hand until everyone else is fit and ready.”
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Chiefs and Maritzburg United will be locking horns for the third time this season after their first meeting in the league in September at FNB Stadium where Amakhosi won 3-0. The second meeting between the sides was a Nedbank Cup round of 32 match at Harry Gwala Stadium, where Amakhosi won 2-0 in February.
Amakhosi will be aiming to make it a treble of wins over the Team of Choice on Saturday and move up the DStv log table where they currently sit in fourth position, with 34 points after 22 matches. Maritzburg, who are fighting for their lives, are second from bottom, with 21 points after 22 encounters.
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