Ekstein back in the line-up

Coach Steve Komphela has decided to bring Hendrick ‘Pule’ Ekstein back into the starting line-up compared to the one-all draw against Free State Stars.

The midfielder has done well this season, starting in eight league matches, while coming on once as a substitute.

‘Pule’ replaces Gustavo Páez, who will start on the bench.

Otherwise, there are no changes to the starting XI.

Tonight’s opponents Chippa United, meanwhile, have one former Glamour Boy, Zitha Macheke, in the starting line-up, while another, Sandile Zuke, is on the bench.

Kaizer Chiefs face Chippa United on the road at Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday evening (kick-off is at 19:30).

The referee for this encounter is Victor Hlungwani.

Chiefs’ line up: Khune, captain (32); Ngezana (30), Cardoso (4), Hadebe (20); Molangoane (23), Katsande (31), Maluleka (12), Ekstein (27), Zulu (22); Tshabalala (14), Parker (25)

Subs: Khuzwayo (16), Mathoho (3), Jayiya (6), Meyiwa (38), Malope (35), Zuma (28), Páez (9)

Coach: Steve Komphela

Chippa United’s line up: Akpeyi (1); Macheke (4), Okwuosa, captain (2), Konqobe (5), Maphanya (17); Mayambela (11), Mabaso (27), Mdinzo (20), Paseka (7); Lentjies (32), Sekola (9)

Subs: Mlhongo (29), Modisane (22), Mbokoma (26), Zuke (15), Masuku (50), Julies (28), Mashego (43)

Coach: Teboho Moloi

Referee: ​         Victor Hlungwani

1st Assistant: ​​​​ Peter Rabophara

2nd Assistant: Clifford Motaung

4th Official:​ ​​   Sicelo Heukile

Match Commissioner: ​Buyile Gqubule