Amakhosi Injury Blow
Giovanni Solinas has been dealt a blow going into the start of his first season with Kaizer Chiefs, with George Maluleka thought to have picked up an injury.
The 29-year-old midfielder played 21 Absa Premiership games for the Amakhosi last season as they managed to finish in third place, and will have been hoping to try and solidify his place in 2018/19 under the new head coach.
However, ‘Mido’ has been seen in a moon boot recently, and indications are that he will face a spell on the sidelines as the season gets underway. The seriousness of his injury, at this stage, remains unknown.
Meanwhile, Muzi Mashaba – who is currently on trial at Naturena – has not travelled with the team to Nelspruit for this weekend’s friendly encounter against Cape Town City, and it is how long he will be given to impress Solinas and his technical team.
Chiefs get their season underway next weekend when they take on Mamelodi Sundowns.