Coach Ernst Middendorp has decided to make five changes to the line-up for this afternoon Nedbank round of 16 match against Highlands Park.
When come compared to the team that played the last game against Maritzburg United, skipper Itumeleng Khune replaces Daniel Akpeyi, Yagan Sasman is on for Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, Kgotso Moleko comes on for Reeve Frosler, Anthony Akumu Agay replaces George Maluleka and Bernard Parker will take Leonardo Castro’s spot in the starting line-up.
Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will captain the team.
Mulomowandau Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso keep their positions in central defence. They will be flanked by Sasman on the left and Moleko on the right of Chiefs’ defence.
Willard Katsande will work with Agay and Parker in midfield.
Amakhosi’s attack will be led by Samir Nurković with Khama Billiat and Lebogang Manyama supporting him.
The referee for this afternoon’s Nedbank last 16 clash is Jelly Chavani. His assistants are Emmanuel de Sani and Elphas Sitole. The fourth official is Kamohelo Ramutsindela
The Absa Premiership match between Amakhosi and the Team of Choice will kick off at 15:00 at a sold-out Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.
Chiefs XI: Khune (32); Moleko (18), Mathoho (3), Cardoso (4), Sasman (20); Katsande(31), Agay (5), Parker (25), Billiat (11), Manyama (21), Nurković (9)
Subs: Bvuma (44); Mphahlele (2), Mashiane (20), Maluleka (12), Baccus (6), Zuma (28), Castro (8)
Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Highlands XI: Heugh (1); Mbele (21), Mzava (2), Banda (48), Fransman (5); Mokoena (10), Ryan (24), Mogaila (12), Mbatha (43), Shalulile (38); Motsepe (34)
Subs: Kapini (16); Nyatama (18), Monyai (19), Makaula (4), Ramoraka (20), Jooste (27), Ramagalela (13)
Coach: Owen Da Gama