Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs coaches Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane go over notes at Naturena. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Chiefs face rookies: Line-up change, debuts – FIVE things we expect

Kaizer Chiefs go again after the Loftus Versfeld disaster against Mamelodi Sundowns. Here’s what we expect this weekend.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs coaches Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane go over notes at Naturena. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

It’s time for Richards Bay to taste the big time. They face Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Here are five things we expect.

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Without dwelling too much on the recent past events, let’s jump straight into what we expect this weekend in Durban.

  1. As usual, The Amakhosi faithful in KwaZulu Natal will provide a massive crowd at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Stamford Hill, Durban.
  2. Following Siyabonga Ngezana’s ruined confidence at Loftus, we expect the new left-sided central defender Edmilson Dove to grab his Amakhosi debut.
  3. We shall find out if Ashley Du Preez is back or will serve another week recovering from injury.
  4. The club’s brand new signing Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana is likely to wait another week to acquire his work permit visa, Home Affairs are typically slow.
  5. With Chiefs in a packed stadium, Richards Bay players are expected to run, kick and perform harder than ever.

Saturday’s game is set to kick off at 20:00.

The PSL newcomers are at the top of the log after two wins and draw. Image: @RichardsBayFC_ / Twitter

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Kaizer Chiefs are expected to unleash another Naturena product.

There’s a pattern of consistency. The decision to give youngsters a chance fully took flight in 2019 while former coach Ernst Middendorp was at the club.

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Amakhosi fans celebrated with high excitement as Happy Mashiane was announced as a first-team footballer. Middendorp described him as ‘very calm.’

Soon after we met the likes of Keletso SifamaNkosingiphile NgcoboNjabulo Blom, and Sabelo Radebe while the likes of Darrel Macheke and Lebohang Letsoako got a run in the CAF Champions League under Gavin Hunt.

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