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Arthur Zwane, head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: BackpagePix.

Kaizer Chiefs latest injury and squad updates

Take a look at the latest injury and team news from the Kaizer Chiefs camp ahead of today’s crucial match against Casric Stars

Kaizer Chiefs Zwane Phalane

Arthur Zwane, head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: BackpagePix.

Kaizer Chiefs return to Nedbank Cup action this evening when they host Casric Stars at the FNB Stadium.

The Nedbank Cup is realistically Arthur Zwane’s final chance of getting any silverware this season.

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They however face a tricky test in Motsepe Foundation Championship title contenders Casric Stars.

Stars have shown impressive form in their maiden professional campaign this season.

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Casric sit just three points behind log leaders Polokwane City after 22 matches.

Kaizer Chiefs injury and team news

“In terms of player availability, we are still missing the likes of Khama (Billiat) and Tower (Erick Mathoho).” Arthur Zwane told the Kaizer Chiefs website.

“Some players have just returned to training from niggling injuries and other players are coming back from suspension. Christian (Saile) is suspended and we welcome back Ashley du Preez.

“Other than that, we have everyone available, except for those still making their way back to full fitness, such as Cole Alexander. While Reeve Frosler is also a long-term absentee.

“We will see how Dillan Solomons responds. He is back in the team and it’s now a case of testing his fitness as well. So, we have to try and balance the squad in defence and attack.”

Kaizer Chiefs forward Mduduzi Shabalala is looking forward to the Soweto derby
Kaizer Chiefs forward Mduduzi Shabalala. Photo: Gallo Images.

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Sheppard opens up on Zwane relationship

“My role as an assistant is to assist him in every possible way,” assistant coach Dillon Sheppard said as quoted by IOL.

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“I am there to support him. I need to be there for him so that when times are tough, I’ve got his back 100%. That’s very important (as his assistant).

“I hope he knows that when he goes to bed at night he can sleep well knowing that he’s got all the support in the world that he needs.

“We know what this job comes with. The pressure that comes with coaching at Kaizer Chiefs and the little bit of history (could be very difficult).”

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