Akpeyi, Katsande return after suspension

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and captain Willard Katsande are back in the starting eleven after serving a one match suspension. The duo missed the Sunday’s Telkom Knockout semifinal encounter against Maritzurg United in Nelspruit.

Two other players who did not take part in Sunday match but will face Stellenbosch FC this evening are Siyabonga Ngezana who was in Egypt with the National U-23 and Khama Billiat who had a slight injury.

Daniel Akpeyi comes on for Bruce Bvuma in goal.

Yagan Sasman returns to the left of the defence after playing as a central defender on Sunday. Reeve Frosler keeps his place on the right of the defence. Daniel Cardoso will be joined by Ngezana at the centre of our defence.

Katsande will work with Kearyn Baccus and Bernard Parker in the middle of the park.

With Leornado Castro on the bench, Amakhosi’s attack will be led by Samir Nurković. He will work with Billiat and Lebogang Manyama

Match officials are referee Khulekani Thusi. Kamohelo Ramutsindela and Athenkosi Ndongeni are his assistants, while Luyanda Nondala will serve as a fourth official.

The Absa Premiership match between Stellies and Amakhosi will kick off at 19:30 at the Cape Town Stadium.

 

Teams:

Chiefs XI: Akpeyi (44); Sasman (20), Cardoso (4), Ngezana (30), Frosler (39); Katsande © (31), Baccus (6), Parker (25), Manyama (21), Billiat (11); Nurković (9)

Subs: Bvuma (44), Maluleka (12), Ntiya-Ntiya (36), Zulu (22), Kambole (7); Zuma (28), Castro (8)

Coach: Ernst Middendorp

Stellenbosch XI: De Jong (31); Robertson (20), Van Heerden (13), De Goede (4), Johannes (16); Bergman (15), Zungu (50), Moroole © (6), Rayners (10); Isaacs (21), Van Rooyen (7)

Subs: Langeveldt (35), Skelem (18), Moon (29), Matsi (8), Mthethwa (5), Mobbie (42), Franco Mares (11)

Coach: Steve Barker