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Amakhosi Wandile Duba could realise his Kaizer Chiefs dream this weekend. Image: @Asidlali / Twitter

Chiefs striker crisis: U19 kid to start this weekend?

Kaizer Chiefs look unlikely to play Khama Biliat in the nine role again. A new kid could play against Stellenbosch this weekend.

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Amakhosi Wandile Duba could realise his Kaizer Chiefs dream this weekend. Image: @Asidlali / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs are seemingly faced with a big decision to make. The club again might not have an available centre-forward against Stellenbosch this weekend.

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As The South African website previously reported, Amakhosi’s striker Ashley Du Preez is facing a late fitness test, while Caleb Bonfils-Bimenyamana awaits his work permit.

So, will Khama Billiat play as the nine again after a horror night in Cape Town on Tuesday? We doubt it.

The club’s exciting reserve team striker Wandile Duba was spotted training with the senior side on Thursday.

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Duba is spotted on the left with the number 9 jersey next to Lehlogonohlo Matlou. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter.

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Similar situations are not unique in football. Coaches often find solutions by going to the reserve team to promote and register a youngster as late as the day before the game.

For Amakhosi, this could be an opportunity for the hot center forward Duba.

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The 18-year-old scored five goals in six games during June’s Engen Knockout tournament, while also scoring in the semi-final of the DStv Diski Shield tournament.

Additionally, Duba was recently awarded the club’s Most Improved Player and Attacking Midfielder of the Season, a bit odd though because he is a striker.

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The least we could see is his inclusion on the bench at the Danie Craven Stadium on Sunday. Another option could be his peer Mduzuzi Tshabalala but he is not a number nine.

Saturday could well be the biggest day in Duba’s career. Image: @Asidlali / Twitter

Do you think Zwane should throw Duba in the deep end against Stellenbosch? Let us know in the comments section below.