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Saleng in the Soweto Derby. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Five Kaizer Chiefs stars to be dropped this week?

Kaizer Chiefs could ring the changes in drastic fashion this week by dropping five underperforming stars for the midweek PSL clash.

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Saleng in the Soweto Derby. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki will need to be ruthless with his team selection against Sekhukhune.

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Chiefs need to ring the changes

Rather than opt for a conventional number 9, Molefi Ntseki picked Ashley Du Preez through the middle with Pule Mmodi and Tebogo Potsane flanking him. Perhaps you could say the experiment worked to some extent, with Du Preez scoring for the Glamour Boys, but what’s the point of having both Christian Saile and Efmamjjasond Gonzalez on the bench? Potsane might be the man to get the axe. Mduduzi Mdantsane also deserves a recall in midfield, but at whose expense? George Matlou is the obvious candidate, but even Yusuf Maart’s place isn’t safe. Edmilson Dove’s relative youth and extra versatility also mean he should get a recall at left-back at the expense of Sifiso Hlanti. Meanwhile, Brandon Petersen has received public backing from his boss but perhaps it’s time for him to come out of the media firing line too after his costly error against the Brazilians.

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Efmamjjasond Gonzalez at Naturena. Image: @KaizerChiefs / X.

Amakhosi winless in September

The Glamour Boys have drawn blanks in each of their last two DStv Premiership matches, a 0-0 draw with Royal AM and a 1-0 defeat at SuperSport. In anyone’s book, that’s underwhelming form. Their next league outing is against Sekhukhune on the 27th so they don’t have much time to prepare. They’ve also somehow got to pick themselves up after exiting at the semi-final stage of the MTN8.

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Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

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