Man Down As TKO Semis Approach
Bidvest Wits will be the only side with any sort of suspension worries going into the Telkom Knockout semi-finals, with Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Baroka safe on that front.
Robyn Johannes’ red card in the 2-1 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic over the weekend means that he will be forced to sit out the clash with Bakgaga next Sunday, and Gavin Hunt will be forced to reshuffle a backline that has been performing incredibly well so far this season.
Hunt will, however, be able to welcome back his captain, Thulani Hlatshwayo, after he served a one-game suspension against Siwelele, suggesting that it will be a straight swap in his back four with ‘Tyson’ coming in for Johannes.
Meanwhile, Pirates have Xola Mlambo skating on thin ice after he picked up this third yellow of the season against Mamelodi Sundowns, while the same can be said regarding Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya of Kaizer Chiefs, and Baroka’s Bonginkosi Makume.