Mathoho back in the line-up

Mulomowandau Mathoho returns to the starting line-up for tonight’s Absa Premiership fixture against Bloemfontein Celtic after his two-game suspension. This after having received a red card in the Absa Premiership match against Orlando Pirates.

Leonardo Castro, meanwhile, will come in for Khama Billiat.

Otherwise, coach Ernst Middendorp has kept faith in the side that beat Stellenbosch FC 4-0 in their last league outing.

Siyabonga Ngezana, Samir Nurković (a brace) and Dumsani Zuma scored in the away clash played at the Cape Town Stadium.

The two central defenders against Celtic will be Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso, while Reeve Frosler (right) and Yagan Sasman (left) will cover the wing-back positions.

Willard Katsande will play in the anchor role in central midfield, flanked by Kearyn Baccus and Bernard Parker.

Lebogang Manyama will be the midfield link with the two strikers, Castro and Nurković.

Match officials are referee Jelly Chavani. Emmanuel de Sani and Sibusiso Sisilana are his assistants, while Lelelani Mngadi will serve as a fourth official.

Amakhosi will host Phunya Sele Sele at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. Kick-off will be at 20:15.


Chiefs XI: Akpeyi (40); Frosler (39), Mathoho (3), Cardoso (4), Sasman (20); Manyama (21), Katsande, captain (31), Baccus (6), Parker (25); Castro (8), Nurković (9)

Subs: Bvuma (44), Mphahlele (2), Ngezana (30), Maluleka (12), Ntiya-Ntiya (36), Kambole (7); Zuma (28)

Coach: Ernst Middendorp

Celtic XI: Mpoto (32); Baloyi (35), Pfumbidzai (15), Mahashe (3), Ngobeni (26); Potsane (11), Phalane (8), Mashikinya (18), Luthuli (13); Mabena, captain (10), Tchilimbou (27)

Subs: Chaine (31), Sera (9), Letsoalo (21), Tani (2), De Jongh (20), Mangweni (29), Njoti (14)

Coach: Lehlohonolo Seema