Kaizer Chiefs take on Golden Arrows tonight as they look to climb out of seventh position in the Absa Premiership, and their opponents will be lacking a key player.
Danny Venter picked up his fourth yellow card of the season over the weekend as Abafana Bes’thende were surprisingly beaten in the Nedbank Cup by National First Division side, TS Galaxy, meaning that he now faces a one-game ban.
Venter has created more goals for Arrows in all competitions this season (6) than any other player in Steve Komphela’s squad, and his total contribution with goals and assists (8) is higher than all of his teammates except Lerato Lamola (12) and Knox Mutizwa (11).
The absence of the experienced winger will give Ernst Middendorp one less thing to think about as he makes his final decisions today going into the clash at FNB Stadium, while Komphela will be disappointed not to have one of his most influential players in contention against his former employers.
Chiefs and Arrows will lock horns at 19h30 this evening.