Maritzburg United will not only be without a member of their playing personnel in the Telkom Knockout tonight, but also without two of their technical staff.
Thamsanqa Teyise will sit out the first game of a two-match ban tonight following his red card in the 4-1 defeat to Mpumalanga Black Aces last weekend, while Zola Luthuli, their kit manager, and fitness trainer, Marco Munhoz, are also suspended.
Mkhize was sent off after receiving two yellow cards against Aces, while Luthuli and Munhoz have been punished for their behaviour on the sideline during the same game.
Maritzburg, whose only point so far this season came against Cosmos, will be eager to get back to winning ways tonight and help their new coach, Clive Barker, to his first victory at the club.
The Team of Choice will take heart from the fact that they haven’t lost to Ezenkosi since 2007, however, given their form this season, Cosmos will be confident of getting something out of the tie.