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Do Chiefs Have Enough Strength In Depth?

As league leaders in the Absa Premiership, the current crop of Kaizer Chiefs players seem to be hitting top form at the right time. The starting XI in recent times has been a fixed one, with little change taking place in terms of selection.

However, should things go pear-shaped in terms of injuries and suspensions, will Chiefs have enough quality in depth?

Defensively, Eric Mathoho and Tefu Mashamaite have been the constant paring at centre-back for Amakhosi, with Siboniso Gaxa and Tsepo Masilela playing at right and left back respectively. These are all seasoned campaigners and their experience has been invaluable, however, one could only ponder if anyone from the Chiefs bench could adequately replace these current and former Bafana Bafana internationals.

In the middle of the park, names like Willard Katsande and Reneilwe Letsholonyane have been running the show for Chiefs. Ahead of the midfield duo would ideally be either Bernard Parker or George Maluleka. As back up, Ivan Bukenya has been a good helper to Yeye and Katsande, however, many feel that he still needs to come into his own at the club.

The striking department is where coach Stuart Baxter will have the most headaches, and as much as he would love to say he has the most talented strikers at the club, they have been misfiring lately. Now left with Siphelele Mthembu, David Zulu and Bernard Parker to choose from, all three players still have to come to the party and show the rest of league what they are capable of.

Having said that, and looking at the above mentioned named, how will Chiefs deal with injuries and suspensions?


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