Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Confirm Doubtful Duo For Downs Clash

Kaizer Chiefs fans will have to wait and see how strong their starting XI is against Mamelodi Sundowns, with the club confirming that two key players are a doubt for the tie…

Read: Seven Chiefs Debut-Less Flops, Soon To Be Eight?

The Glamour Boys take on Masandawana in the game of the weekend at 15h30 today, with both clubs aiming to end their Sunday sitting pretty on top of the Absa Premiership table.

Ernst Middendorp and Pitso Mosimane have been involved in an intriguing back and forth over the last couple of weeks that started prior to Chiefs’ 4-2 Shell Helix Ultra Cup win over the Brazilians, and it will all culminate in today’s competitive fixture after Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Chiefs may not be at full strength though, with the club confirming on their official website today that both Bernard Parker and Kearyn Baccus ‘are doubtful starters due to an assortment of niggles’, and it is not expected that either of them will make it into the German’s starting XI.

The pair both picked up injuries in the Telkom Knockout victory over Cape Town City, and while their absence will be felt by Chiefs if they don’t make it, Middendorp is adamant that they have enough cover.

He told the club’s site, “If Parker and Baccus don’t make it on time to play a part this afternoon, we have a plan for that… We will have equally capable players who will plug in the positions. The formation and approach will remain constant because every player in the squad is equipped and understands the philosophy. So, we are set and ready.”

Read: Middendorp’s Swipe At Talkative Sundowns…

Meanwhile, both Itumeleng Khune and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo remain out of contention as they continue their recovery from groin and Achilles injuries respectively, and are not being considered for selection for today’s game.

Check out seven big stats ahead of today’s encounter in the gallery below!

Middendorp’s Swipe At Talkative Sundowns…

Seven Chiefs/Sundowns Stats You Need To Know

Nurkovic Reveals Chiefs Frustrations


Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

78 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

24 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

Club Wants To Sign Messi?

1 Sep 17, 2021 02:27 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Messi Unhappy In Paris?

20 Sep 16, 2021 06:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Ronaldo Breaks Zlatan's Incredible Record

5 Sep 20, 2021 09:28 AM in Cadbury

Grealish Reacts To Pep Shouting At Him

1 Sep 16, 2021 08:13 PM in UEFA Champions League

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

34 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

118 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs