Amakhosi are happily heading into this weekend’s Soweto Derby with Orlando Pirates – suspension free. Despite their positive attitude and motivation, two of their players found themselves on thin ice. Kaizer Chiefs have extremely important few weeks ahead as they look to progress in the Telkom Knockout.
If they want to maintain their place on the top of the PSL log table they need to keep pushing themselves. In November, they will face their bitter rivals two times in a period of seven days.
Amakhosi are currently secured by five points on the top of the Premier Soccer League table after nine games. Chiefs played three more games than Bidvest Wits who are keeping the third place so everything could drastically change in a matter of weeks. This weekend, you should prepare yourself for their match against Buccaneers in a TKO quarter-final where they will compete for a spot in the last hour.
Now, the real problem for the team is the number of players who are doubtful for the game. Itumeleng Khune due to groin injury, Kearyn Baccus with ankle and knee and Bernard Parker with an ankle injury. Reeve Frosler is as well injured the hamstring and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo injured Achilles. All of them are still under recovery and they might not be available during the next two games.
Amakhosi – Akpeyi and Katsande one booking away from suspension
The only thing Middendorp could have been happy about was that he had no players who were unavailable due to suspension. However, two of his players are on thin ice, just one booking away from suspension. Willard Katsande, who was a captain during the game against Sundowns, picked up his third yellow of the season during the weekend. Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is also in a tricky position.
If they get booking this weekend it would mean being stuck on a bench for the midweek clash with Chippa United ahead of the Absa Premiership Soweto Derby. In case they manage to avoid yellow cards, they will be walking tightrope against the Chilli Boys before facing Pirates the second time.
Frosler, Cardoso and Manyama are the only Amakhosi players who picked up more than one booking in all competitions so far during this season. Only two clubs who gathered more bookings in this season than Amakhosi are Cape Town City with 20 and AmaZulu with 18. The Glamour Boys are currently on 17. In case you didn’t have time to place a bet, try out the betway app south africa. With this app, you will be able to simply place a bet over your phone.