The Glamour Boys should discover a method to avenge their current defeats to Bucs with out three key gamers
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has supplied an harm replace forward of Sunday’s Soweto Derby conflict towards Orlando Pirates.
The 2 greatest soccer golf equipment within the nation will meet on the 2010 Fifa World Cup closing venue, FNB Stadium.
Hunt revealed that Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat will miss the encounter as a consequence of harm, whereas Itumeleng Khune can also be absent because of the Covid-19 protocols.
“Yeah, Khune is just not obtainable,” Hunt stated in the course of the pre-match convention.
“He is nonetheless going by way of all of the [Covid-19] protocols of if you come again after clearly having been at a funeral and that, so he will not be obtainable.”
Khune has missed Amakhosi’s final three aggressive matches after the skilled goalkeeper was granted go away in order to attend his sister’s bereavement.
Hunt and his technical staff would have been hoping that Castro and Billiat turn out to be match and obtainable for the Soweto Derby, however the two attackers haven’t recovered in time.
Whereas Lebogang Manyama can even miss the titanic encounter as a consequence of suspension having been Chiefs’ finest participant of their Caf Champions League match towards Petro de Luanda in Angola on Tuesday.
“Castro will not be again; Khama is clearly nonetheless out; Lebo Manyama is suspended. And we now have one or two different little issues, which hopefully will come proper by Sunday,” Hunt concluded.
Amakhosi will likely be determined for a victory after they face the Buccaneers as they’re with out a league victory of their final six matches.
The Glamour Boys needed to struggle again to carry Maritzburg United to a 1-1 draw of their final recreation on this competitors on March 10 with Manyama grabbing a late equalising objective for Chiefs.
In consequence, Amakhosi are positioned 11th on the league standings – six factors above the relegation zone.
They can even be eager to keep away from a fourth successive defeat to Pirates within the present marketing campaign with the 2 groups having met twice within the MTN8 and as soon as within the PSL.
Pirates thumped Chiefs 5-Zero on combination within the two-legged MTN8 semi-final tie late final yr, earlier than edging out their Amakhosi 2-1 in a league recreation at Orlando Stadium in January 2021.