Supporters in the Eastern Cape will see a changed Kaizer Chiefs team when Amakhosi take on Chippa United in an Absa Premiership match this evening at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Coach Ernst Middendorp has made at least eight changes when compared to the team that started the last match against Orlando Pirates four days ago. Only three players who started the match will start again this evening. They are Daniel Cardoso, Willard Katsande and Samir Nurković.
In goal Bruce Bvuma replaces Daniel Akpeyi. The latter will be on the bench.
In defence, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya comes on for Yagan Sasman at left back, Siyabonga Ngezana replaces Mulomowandau Matho and Kgotso Moleko is in for Njabulo Blom at right back. Ngezana will partner Cardoso in central defence.
Katsande will wear the skipper’s armband once again and will be in his natural position at the centre. He will be joined by Bernard Parker and Philani Zulu in midfield.
Nurković is in attack with Dumsani Zuma and Lazalous Kambole on the left and right wings, respectively.
Referee is Khulekani Thusi. His assistants are Emmanuel DeSani and Khara Mokoena. The fourth official is Siyabulela Qunta
Chiefs XI: Bvuma (44); Ntiya-Ntiya (36), Ngezana (30), Cardoso (4), Moleko (18), Katsande © (31), Zulu (22), Parker (25), Zuma (28), Kambole (7), Nurković (9)
Subs: Akepyi (40), Gordinho (26), Maluleka (12), Mphahlele (2), Mahlasela(17), Blom (45); Castro (8)
Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Chippa XI: Tignyemb © (30); Modisane (22), Nsabiyumva (47), K. Moyo (20), E. Moyo (14); Maphangule (13), Mahola (33), Komane (44), Maziya (11), Twala (40), Kwem (15)
Subs: Mazibuko (1); Manzini (19), Mthethwa (3), Kurt (32), Gregory (17), Rakhale (8), Manzine (9)
Coach: Norman Mapeza