Chiefs Signing In Moon Boot, Made To Wait For Debut
Kaizer Chiefs' Teenage Hadebe Has An Ankle Injury
It could still be some time before Kaizer Chiefs fans get to see Teenage Hadebe make his competitive debut for the club, with the player currently in a moon boot.
The central defender, who will turn 22 next month, joined the Amakhosi back in June after he was snapped up from Chicken Inn ahead of the 2017/18 season, playing a few preseason friendlies for the Glamour Boys as they prepared for the campaign ahead.
However, Hadebe was then revealed by Itumeleng Khune that the defender had picked up an injury in training and would not be available for selection due to a ‘terrible’ injury.
Speaking earlier this month, Khune told the media, “It is unfortunate that Teenage suffered a terrible ankle injury, we wish him a speedy recovery. I played with him in the Maize Cup and when we were away in Botswana, he is a good defender who is willing to learn, who listens. He will add a lot of value to the team.”
Hadebe’s compatriot and teammate, Willard Katsande, then went on to explain to NewsDay in Zimbabwe that he could be out for around five weeks, meaning that he may only be fit enough to make his debut by late September.
Chiefs have some tough games on the horizon next month as they face Cape Town City, Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United, and with Erick Mathoho suspended and Hadebe out, Komphela will look to the likes of Daniel Cardoso to partner Lorenzo Gordinho at the heart of his defence.