Khune back in the line-up
Itumeleng Khune is back in the Kaizer Chiefs starting line-up after missing out on the Nedbank Cup Last 32 fixture against Stellenbosch FC.
Brilliant Khuzwayo kept goal in that match, doing excellently, however, he sustained an ankle injury a few days ago at training and won’t even sit on the bench for the away match against Baroka FC. He is replaced on the bench by the young and talented Luthando Sixhaso.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tsepo Masilela and Bernard Parker are also back in the starting XI, but Lucky Baloyi (Man of the Match against Stellenbosch FC) and Daniel Cardoso (ahead of Lorenzo Gordinho) kept their position in the team.
Kaizer Chiefs face Baroka FC tonight on the road in an Absa Premiership clash at Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium (kick-off is at 20:15).
The clash will be refereed by Victor Gomes.
Chiefs’ line up: Khune, captain (32); Mphahlele (2), Mathoho (3), Cardoso (4), Masilela (24); Molangoane (23), Katsande (31), Baloyi (35), Tshabalala (14), Chirambadare (11); Parker (25)
Subs: Sixhaso (34), Gordinho (26), Khumalo (13), Lebese (17), Maluleka (12), Twala (7), Páez (28)
Head Coach: Steve Komphela
Baroka FC: Masuluke (30); Mapetho (18), Mahashe (3), Shaka, captain (6), Madubanya (46); Matloga (12), Letsoalo (28), Kgaswane (47), Ravhuhali (5); Motshegwa (32), Matlakala (49)
Subs: Dlamini (43), Chauke (22), Kunene (36), Pelembe (38), Moeti (21), Lietsisa (14), Rithabile (23)
Coach: Kgoloko Thobejane
Referee: Victor Gomes
1st Assistant: Stevens Khumalo
2nd Assistant: Luyoyo Pupuma
4th Official: Elphas Sitole
Match Commissioner: Frans Sekwaila Nare