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Chiefs Withdraw Defender From COSAFA Cup

Teenage Hadebe Has Been Withdrawn By Kaizer Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - May 22, 2018 04:19 PM

Teenage Hadebe says that he has had to withdraw from the COSAFA Cup after Kaizer Chiefs told him to rest following an ankle injury.

The 22-year-old had a solid debut campaign for the Amakhosi as he played a role in helping them finish the season with one of the strongest defences in the Absa Premiership, however, he was plagued with injury and only managed to make 13 league appearances. 

Read: Amakhosi Star On His Way Out?

Hadebe was named in Sunday Chidzambwa’s squad for the competition as Zimbabwe look to try and defend their title, but after missing the final games of the season he has been told to rest up and complete a full recovery.

He told COSAFA’s official website, “It’s an honour to represent my country. I am glad for the call-up, unfortunately, I had an ankle problem so the club decided to rest me. I didn’t even play for the last five games of the season and I am so disappointed at having to miss out on the COSAFA Cup. I just want to wish the guys all the best of luck.

“This COSAFA Cup is also important in that it is helping us prepare for the AFCON qualifiers and I think we have a very strong squad. But it’s tough I am out… Really sad because I wanted to be part of the group and defend our title and I know we can.” 

Read: Chiefs Star Suggests Amakhosi’s Biggest Flaw 

Meanwhile, regarding the Amakhosi’s upcoming venture into the continent, the defender said, “I am happy we finished third with Chiefs and we will get a chance to play in Africa which will be a good experience and I am sure we could be having a new coach by then.”

Chiefs are expected back on June 25th as they get their pre-season preparations underway. 


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mbixane Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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mbixane May 23, 2018 08:03 AM
That Hadebe boy is hard tackler just like Katsande, maybe they're brought up the hard way kwaMzilikazi
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swalala Joined: 08 Apr 2013
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swalala May 22, 2018 09:10 PM
Hadebe from Zim
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DaBrisco Nation May 22, 2018 08:17 PM
This tournament fall outside FiFa calender .Bobby must recall all his players . Its a waste of time
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FIFA behind chiefs May 22, 2018 07:04 PM
don't mention the word New coach , mabedi will kill u
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iDunu May 22, 2018 04:36 PM
Dig a starting line-up wena Zebrish Edish ndini
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 22, 2018 04:24 PM
Why bcz Zim national team they hv team doctor who s gonna take care for Hadebe

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