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Defensive Crisis At Chiefs?

Kaizer Chiefs Have Numerous Defensive Concerns

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 09, 2018 12:47 PM
Kaizer Chiefs find themselves in a tricky situation this month as they prepare for their crucial Nedbank Cup semi-final, with a minor defensive crisis possibly on the cards. 
 
 
The Amakhosi had to finish their clash against Chippa United with 10 men after Teenage Hadebe, Erick Mathoho and Ramahlwe Mphahlele had to be taken off during the 3-0 defeat, with the former already being ruled out of this weekend’s clash even if he recovers in time. 
 
Hadebe picked up another yellow card against the Chilli Boys, meaning he will be suspended for Saturday’s game against Platinum Stars, while Mathoho and Mphahlele could be doubts due to their respective injuries.  
 
 
In addition to that, both Daniel Cardoso and Kgotso Moleko – who could be used as Mphahlele’s replacement – are sitting on three yellow cards for the season, and would miss the cup semi-final should they pick up another booking against Dikwena. 
 
With that in mind, Steve Komphela may have only two fit centre backs this weekend – Cardoso and Siyabonga Ngezana – meaning that he will have to call on another player to play out of position if he’s to maintain his current formation that utilises three central defenders. 
 
Do you think that Chiefs can reach the Nedbank Cup final?  
 

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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Apr 12, 2018 12:40 PM
Katsande will be a perfect replacement with Maluleke playing CDM
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METSINGusea Apr 11, 2018 02:57 PM
If this was the case while we were still in the race of winning the league and it happens that we lose the match people were gonna blame Steve for the lose Forgetting that it takes the good and consistence defence for the team to be victorious
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Panyaza_M Apr 10, 2018 08:51 AM
lack of fitness started to show last week againts FSS. the playres need a good physical trainer. boby dont want to pay doctors hes busy chowing the money alone.
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Dangerous when provoked Apr 10, 2018 07:18 AM
Bring back the experience of Tsepo, though he must learn to be away from the 6th area.
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setlaboswana Apr 10, 2018 05:43 AM
@Rince, yes, there should be no excuse at all.
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setlaboswana Apr 10, 2018 05:41 AM
Khune will be without all his guard.
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MR E Apr 09, 2018 06:38 PM
I don't think cowza chips will beat free state at all, hai khona those are bunch of cows!
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Rince Joined: 18 Mar 2018
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Rince Apr 09, 2018 06:10 PM
Joseph On The Right Bck, Ngezana And Cardoso On Central, And Bring Bck Masilela On The Left Bck
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Rince Apr 09, 2018 06:07 PM
Tsepo Is There Mus So Wats The Prblm Khosi
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Rince Apr 09, 2018 06:06 PM
Any Player Is Capeble 2 Do The Job For The Absenties
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MSANDROTIC Apr 09, 2018 06:05 PM
He must bring back Tsepo Masilela
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@azzaniawest Apr 09, 2018 04:53 PM
IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT ZEBRAS ARE PSL'S MOST DEFENSIVE SIDE THIS SEASON, WHAT WENT WRONG?
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Cutter Glamour boi Apr 09, 2018 04:05 PM
Still no news of chiefs firing Steve Cowmpela??...da man has no clue of wat h z doin...Ertugral resigned @ pierates b4 h culd do further damage......y z Steve not doing da same if h really cares about the club....for 3 seasons ..u still dnt knw ur strong starting 11...
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lucky 08 Apr 09, 2018 03:23 PM
Poor thiefs!
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Soldier4Khosi Apr 09, 2018 02:52 PM
Steve sent Xulu out packing and Gordihno on loan, he must suffer consequences!!.....
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thokoza_walikhosi Apr 09, 2018 02:50 PM
What's wrong when Zulu plays Centreback and Khumalo or Ntiya for left back.
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Fakugezi Apr 09, 2018 02:41 PM
Chiefs its going no where cum weeknd its gona be painful weeknd
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Thimna2012 Apr 09, 2018 02:17 PM
Steaf didn't run away yet ?
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Daddy1 Apr 09, 2018 01:49 PM
SK virus infected zebras and Chippa United medicine is the only available cure
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Bucs_10. Apr 09, 2018 01:46 PM
It's good news for Chiefs supporters they will finally get to see their team playing attacking football by force. It's a blessing in disguise for the fans.

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