Kaizer Chiefs Sifiso Hlanti

Kaizer Chiefs defender Sifiso Hlanti promises to bring trophies to Naturena. Image Source: (@KaizerChiefs/Twitter)

Four Kaizer Chiefs players walking a suspension tightrope

Here’s the latest on the disciplinary situation at Naturena.

Kaizer Chiefs Sifiso Hlanti

Kaizer Chiefs defender Sifiso Hlanti promises to bring trophies to Naturena. Image Source: (@KaizerChiefs/Twitter)

Kaizer Chiefs are back in PSL action this weekend. Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates face Sundowns in the match of the round.

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Kaizer Chiefs players walking a suspension tightrope

Sifiso Hlanti, Pule Mmodi, Yusuf Maart and Edmilson Dove are all on three bookings for the season. One more caution for any of them and they’d land an automatic one-match suspension.

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Kaizer Chiefs Edmilson Dove
Kaizer Chiefs and Mambas defender Edmilson Dove reacts to their 2-2 draw against Egypt. Image Source: (@EdmilsonDove/Instagram)

Orlando Pirates players on the brink of suspension

Bandile Shandu, Thabiso Lebitso, Olisa Ndah and Thabang Monare are all one yellow card away from suspension. Should any of them collect a caution against Sundowns, they’d miss the following match in the Nedbank Cup Round of 32 on February 24th. The Buccaneers’ opponents for that clash are still to be determined.

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LORCH IN LINE TO FACE ORLANDO PIRATES?

Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates do battle on Saturday 17 February and the possibility of Thembinkosi Lorch facing his old club is an obvious subplot. Lorch swapped Pirates for Sundowns three weeks ago. Speaking on Radio 2000, Downs coach Rulani Mokwena wasn’t giving much away on the topic.

“He’s (Lorch) training with the team like all the other players and he’s looking okay and there is still a lot of work to be done from a physical perspective,” he said.

“His performances will speak for themselves and he knows that. He’s got the responsibility like a lot of players and at Sundowns meritocracy is very important. Lorch has to work hard like everyone else to earn his place in the team and merit a start.”

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Mamelodi Sundowns unveil Thembinkosi Lorch in January. Image: @masandawana/X.

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