Khama Billiat failed a late fitness test and will be replaced by Philani Zulu in the starting XI for this evening’s league encounter against Baroka FC at FNB Stadium.
Coach Ernst Middendorp has otherwise kept faith in the team that played so well against Cape Town City last weekend, winning 2-0.
This means that Aro ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana, who delivered a fine performance in that Nedbank Cup quarterfinal, will start again tonight.
Besides Billiat, Leonardo Castro also failed a late fitness test and is therefore not part of the matchday squad.
The Absa Premiership clash between Chiefs and Baroka will kick-off at 18:00. The referee is Cedric Muvhali, assisted by Khamusi Razwimisani and Meryn van Wyk.
Kaizer Chiefs’ line-up: Bvuma (44); Moleko (18), Cardoso (4), Hadebe (20); Mphahlele (2), Andrianarimanana (6), Maluleka (12), Zulu (22), Ntiya-Ntiya (36); Ekstein (27), Parker, captain (25)
Subs: Akpeyi (40), Booysen (5), Katsande (31), Gordinho (26), Frosler (39), Zuma (28), Moon (7)
Head coach: Ernst Middendorp
Baroka’s line-up: Chipezeze (1); Semenya, captain (36), Ntswane (43), Sibiya (33), Gerbardt (3); Patjie (20), Chinyenkentere (15), Mosele (14), Mabeba (13); Makgaka (12), Makgantai (29)
Subs: Dlamini (30), Madubanya (4), Chivaviro (9), Ntshumayelo (44), Mongae (21), Mukume (5), Mdantsani (8)
Head coach: Wedson Nyirenda
Referee: Cedric Muvhali
1st Assistant: Khamusi Razwimisani
2nd Assistant: Meryn van Wyk
4th Official: Sandile Dilikane
Match commissioner: Jabulani Nzima