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Yusuf Maart of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: BackpagePix.

LOL: Yusuf MAART will miss the first Kaizer Chiefs match of APRIL

No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. Yusuf Maart will not be available for Kaizer Chiefs against Stellenbosch on Saturday. Why though?

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Yusuf Maart of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: BackpagePix.

Yusuf Maart is a key operator for Kaizer Chiefs but he’ll be absent when they face Stellenbosch on Saturday. And no, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke.

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The midfield schemer has started 22 of Amakhosi’s 23 league encounters this term, but he’s suspended for the clash against Stellenbosch this Saturday. The ex-Sekhukhune man scored the clinching goal in Chiefs’ 3-2 success at Maritzburg last time out. In celebrating over-zealously, according to the officials, Maart was booked. That was his fourth yellow of the season and he must now serve a mandatory one-match suspension.

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Kaizer Chiefs boss Arthur Zwane looking cool in the heat. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter

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Siyethemba Sithebe’s experience will be key in the engine room, but this could also be an opportunity for Samkelo Zwane to re-establish himself as a first-choice player. He’ll have his work cut out, though, against a formidable Stellies midfield unit made up of Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Ibraheem Jabaar, Jayden Adams and Junior Mendieta. The visitors have won four and lost none of their last five PSL matches too, so they’ll be high on confidence.

Kickoff at FNB Stadium on Saturday April 1st is at 17:30. Glamour Boys fans will be hoping that there’s no April Fool’s funny business. Will they cope without their lynchpin Yusuf Maart?

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