Dax Andrianarimanana will make his first start in the Gold & Black jersey in tonight’s Absa Premiership fixture against Black Leopards. The Malagasy will partner Willard Katsande in central midfield.
Coach Giovanni Solinas has rested a few players, which will give others an opportunity to shine. Siyabonga Ngezana, meanwhile, is suspended after having collected four yellow cards.
Besides Dax, Teenage Hadebe and Philani Zulu also come into the starting XI compared to Sunday’s 1-0 win over SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinal.
Chiefs host Black Leopards tonight at FNB Stadium (kick-off is at 19:30).
The referee is Philip Thinyani.
Chiefs’ line up: Khune, captain (32); Mphahlele (2), Booysen (5), Hadebe (20), Walusimbi (29); Zuma (28), Katsande (31), Andrianarimanana (6), Zulu (22); Billiat (11), Castro (8)
Subs: Bvuma (44), Cardoso (4), Maluleka (12), Ekstein (27), Jayiya (13), Ntshangase (10), Moon (7),
Head Coach: Giovanni Solinas
Leopards’ line-up: King Ndlovu (22); Munyai, captain (5), Katjiukua (33), Munganga (28), Zulu (13); Khutlang (4), Nene (20), Nange (14), Hlongwane (17); Musonda (11), Kapinga (12)
Subs: Muleka (32), Ndou (3), Themba Ndlovu (31), Mhlongo (30), Mokoena (25), Tshepe (10), Mahangwahaya (24)
Head coach: Joel Masutha
Referee: Philip Thinyani
1st Assistant: Moeketsi Molelekoa
2nd Assistant: Jantjie Dlamini
4th Official: Daniel Bennett
Match Commissioner: Paulo Marques