Kaizer Chiefs team

Kaizer Chiefs team vs AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs to replace three players

Kaizer Chiefs have another DStv Premiership match this weekend. Cavin Johnson will have to replace three players.

Kaizer Chiefs team

Kaizer Chiefs team vs AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

The DStv Premiership is set for the penultimate fixtures this weekend. Kaizer Chiefs will be home to Polokwane City, and coach Cavin Johnson has to replace three players.


Losses of discipline on the football pitch have consequences. Amakhosi will face Rise and Shine with three players unavailable due to suspension. Pule Mmodi accumulated his third yellow card against AmaZulu last Sunday. Goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and left defender Edmilson Dove earned respective red cards in Polokwane against TS Galaxy a fortnight ago.


Kaizer Chiefs coach is expected to replace Petersen with Itumeleng Khune, Dove with Thatayaone Ditlhokwe and Mmodi with Donay Jansen.


Facing the media after Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 draw against AmaZulu last week, coach Johnson was asked to name the best candidates. The Johannesburg-born coach believes Sundowns’ midfield general Teboho Mokoena and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams have been outstanding.

“The number one that comes to mind is Teboho Mokoena,” the Kaizer Chiefs coach said as quoted by iDiski Times.

“And the other one is Ronwen Williams. They’ve taken the African Football League, they came [third] in CAF and they’ve done very, very well,” Johnson concluded.


Chatting to the media last month, Sundowns coach Mokwena also picked Williams, as well as Orlando Pirates’ Patrick Maswanganyi, as well as Mokoena and Mosa Lebusa.

“It is a difficult one because I think there has been an unorthodox front runner and that’s Ronwen Williams and it is unorthodox because we normally don’t consider goalkeepers to receive such awards,” Mokwena said via Sowetan.

“I’m talking about football culture worldwide. That’s why they started creating individual awards like the Golden Gloves awards for goalkeepers, because honestly, it’s an award that very seldom goes to the goalkeeper.

Mokwena added to say that Williams’ goalkeeping is as excellent as his ability on the ball.

“When I look at Ronwen’s contribution this season to Sundowns, not only to goalkeeping but also to in-field play. In possessions, the way he tries to do things and from the level of consistency he has been head and shoulders above the rest.

The Sundowns tactician said Maswanganyi also deserves a look-in.

“But there have been very good individual performances, a player like Patrick Maswanganyi deserves special mention because I have been watching and he is picking up towards the end of the season.

“I think Teboho Mokoena has been good once again. He is at a very good level. I think Mosa Lebusa has been excellent, this is my opinion. 

“He has been having an incredible season and some of the players that went to Bafana Bafana even before they went to Afcon, were excellent.

“If I was a judge, I would be biased and it would go to Sundowns player no doubt about that,” Mokwena concluded.

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