Zulu back in the team

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