Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has described one of the team’s strikers as an ‘exceptional player’, following Amakhosi progress in the Telkom Knockout.
Chiefs beat Cape Town City 4-2 on penalties on Saturday at Cape Town Stadium to progress to the quarter-finals of the TKO.
Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic scored what proved to be an important goal for Chiefs as it was an equaliser which forced the game to extra-time and subsequent penalty shootout, after City had earlier scored through Kermit Erasmus.
Speaking to the media after the match, Middendorp hailed Nurkovic for his impressive performance, with the German mentor also giving an indication that he could consider playing the Serbian striker with Leonardo Castro at the same time in upcoming matches.
“I said it before, Samir is an exceptional player. He was out for three weeks…not really able to use his heading ability. He used it for the first time. On the other side, Castro scored three goals in his fantastic 45 minutes last Saturday against Sundowns (in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup). Why not (play the two players at the same time) – possibly Leonardo, Samir and Khama Billiat. We will see,” said Middendorp.