Shabba back in the team

Siphiwe Tshabalala didn’t start in Wednesday’s match against AmaZulu, but he’s back in the line-up for tonight’s Absa Premiership clash against Free State Stars. He comes in for Hendrick Ekstein.

Otherwise, there are no changes to the starting XI, which means that the Zimbabwean defender Teenage Hadebe, who made his debut against Usuthu, gets another run.

Coach Steve Komphela has kept faith in the two strikers up-front, Gustavo Páez and Bernard Parker.

Free State Stars, meanwhile, have former Glamour Boy, Siphelele Mthembu, on the bench.

Kaizer Chiefs host AmaZulu at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening (kick-off is at 18:00).

The referee for this encounter is Eugene Mdluli.

Chiefs’ line up: Khune, captain (32); Hadebe (20), Cardoso (4) Ngezana (30); Molangoane (23), Katsande (31), Maluleka (12), Tshabalala (14), Zulu (22); Páez (9), Parker (25)

Subs: Khuzwayo (16), Gordinho (26), Mathoho (3), Jayiya (6), Ekstein (27), Malope (35), Zuma (28)

Coach: Steve Komphela

Free State Stars’ line up: Sangare (23); Keita (22), Mbhele (19), Phungwayo (29); Mobbie (2), Maphakisa (13), Masehe, captain (5), Vilikazi (50), Jantjie (11); Dlamini (26), Abrahms (33)

Subs: Mbambo (30), Mahamutsa (28), Potsane (18), Mashego (20), Mthembu (21), Abubakar (12), Mokhuoane (15)

Coach: Luc Eymael

Referee: ​         Eugene Mdluli

1st Assistant: ​​​ Luvuyo Pupuma

2nd Assistant: ​Lalelani Mngadi

4th Official:​ ​​   Athuxolo Madela

Match Commissioner: ​Mark Lindon