Mathoho and Tshabalala back in the XI

Erick Mathoho has fully recovered from his concussion and his back in the starting XI for tonight’s crucial Nedbank Cup semifinal against Free State Stars.

Siphiwe Tshabalala, who didn’t start in last week’s 1-0 win over Platinum Stars, also returns to the starting line-up.

Coach Steve Komphela has otherwise decided to go with an unchanged line-up.

It means that the Kaizer Chiefs’ Colombian striker Leonardo Castro will begin the game on the bench.

Chiefs host Free State Stars in a Nedbank Cup semifinal clash at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening, 21 April (kick-off is at 20:15).

The referee is Daniel Bennett.

Chiefs’ line up: Khune, captain (32); Mathoho (3), Cardoso (4), Masilela (24); Molangoane (23), Katsande (31), Ekstein (27), Tshabalala (14), Zulu (22); Parker (25), Moon (29)
Subs: Khuzwayo (16), Mphahlele (2), Ngezana (30), Maluleka (12), Ntshangase (5), Zuma (28), Castro (8)
Head Coach: Steve Komphela

 

Stars’ line-up: Ngobeni (32); Mobbie (2), Keita (22), Mahamutsa (28), Phungwayo (29); Dlamini (26), Vilikazi (50), Masehe, captain (5), Jantjie (11); Mthembu (21), Tchilimbou (27)

Subs: Sangare (23), Makhaula (4), Cosse (39), Anas (3), Mashego (20), Teyise (6), Maphakisa (13)

Coach: Luc Eymael
Referee:                                    Daniel Bennett
1st Assistant:                          Luvuyo Pumuma

2nd Assistant:                        Peter Rabophara
4th Official:                            Thokozani Mkhize
Match Commissioner:       George Boodhoo