Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

Five Chiefs Internationals Set To Leave

They’re in the midst of their best title-challenge in years, but Kaizer Chiefs’ head coach will lose a handful of players in the preparation for their Telkom Knockout semifinal.

Read: Amakhosi’s Big Derby Decision…

The Glamour Boys are clear at the top of the Absa Premiership and into the final four of the TKO following wins over Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, and in a good position to end the longest trophy drought in the club’s history. 

South Africa’s U23s will get their Africa Cup of Nations campaign underway this weekend when they take on Zambia on Saturday evening in Cairo, but they have had problems with player availability due to games happening in the Absa Premiership.

The Amakhosi duo of Siyabonga Ngezana and Happy Mashiane were both named in David Notoane’s squad for the tournament, though they will only be available for the second game against Ivory Coast once the small matter of this weekend’s Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates has been played out.

Ngezana and Mashiane are set to jet out of South Africa after the derby in time for Tuesday’s game, while Erick Mathoho will join up with the senior national team as Chiefs’ only representative in Molefi Ntseki’s Bafana Bafana squad for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Ghana and South Sudan. 

In other international news, Ernst Middendorp will also see Lazarous Kambole and Khama Billiat leave South African shores to team up with Zambia and Zimbabwe’s teams as they do battle against each other in their qualifying games for the international break.

Read: Chiefs To Assess Billiat Situation?

While the German will be pleased to see his players called up to represent their countries this month, he will also be acutely aware of the fact that they will miss several training sessions as they prepare to face Maritzburg United in their TKO semi, making it slightly tougher for him to get ready to take on one of the most in-form teams in the league currently. 

Post Selfie’s On Soccer Laduma’s Social Media App & Earn Airtime and more! Download Now 

Calls To Respect ‘Quality’ Pirates

Amakhosi’s Big Derby Decision…

Benni Looking For Next Step Overseas?

7 comments

Top 5

Pirates Captain Opens Up Ahead Of Crunch Clash…

20 Aug 11, 2020 08:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

26 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Chiefs Also Without Key Player For Wits Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 01:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

13 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Downs' Season End Record Better Than Chiefs'

10 Aug 11, 2020 11:17 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

29 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Report: Zidane Transfer-Lists 9 Players

4 Aug 11, 2020 06:30 PM in Real Madrid

Official: Real Madrid Confirm Another Exit

3 Aug 10, 2020 05:15 PM in Real Madrid

Manyama, Tinkler And Claasen All Scoop Awards

17 Aug 10, 2020 10:35 AM in PSL

Pirates Defender Ruled Out For Downs Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 11:33 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Watch: Tau Announces Himself With Cheeky Anderlecht Goal

7 Aug 11, 2020 12:36 PM in Players Abroad

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch