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Kaizer Chiefs defender Zitha Kwinika battles Royal AM’s Andre de Jong. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Chiefs vs Maritzburg: FIVE things we expect

The fixtures are coming in waves. Kaizer Chiefs host Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium. Here are five things we expect from the game.

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Kaizer Chiefs defender Zitha Kwinika battles Royal AM’s Andre de Jong. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Arthur Zwane’s Kaizer Chiefs are already under heavy pressure after losing on day one against Royal AM at a throbbing Chatsworth Stadium last weekend.

The first home game of the term sees Maritzburg United visit Soccer City.

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  1. Bruce Bvuma and Zitha Kwinika to definitely start in goal and in central defence, thanks to their glimmering performances last weekend.
  2. Zwane is expected to change his midfield from three to two midfielders: We predict Yusuf Maart and Siyethemba Sithebe in the double six.
  3. With the midfield changing to two midfielders. Zwane could therefore set a number 10 to start. The name could be Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.
  4. Two of Chiefs’ fast-running new signings Dillan Solomons and Ashley Du Preez are expected to deliver a real show on the bigger pitch that is the FNB. There’s plenty of grass to run there.
  5. So Maritzburg United have a new coach in John Maduka. The Malawian loves to set tight defence in his teams. We expect the visitors to be a bit rigid but it won’t be easy on a big field like that. 

The game is scheduled to kick off at 19:30.

Sithebe is expected to be one of the first names on the teamsheet. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

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In other news, former Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele has secured a new home. His new house address will be in Durban.

As The South African website previously reported, the Ga Mphahlele-born player was part of the large exodus out of the Naturena gate in June.

The 32-year-old two-time PSL champions left Amakhosi after making just 15 appearances during what was an injury-ravaged season. Read the full story here.

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