Kaizer Chiefs are set to be without either of their first-choice goalkeepers, and key members of their defensive set-up, as they take on Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday.
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The club confirmed on Monday evening that Itumeleng Khune had still not recovered from a shoulder problem, while Daniel Akpeyi was forced off at half time with concussion in Amakhosi’s 2-2 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday.
Central defender Erick Mathoho is also out for 7-10 days with an ankle ligament injury, while Daniel Cardoso is suspended after picking up his fourth yellow card of the season against Celtic.
Khune – shoulder injury, still hasn’t recovered
Akpeyi – light concussion
Mathoho – ankle ligament, out 7-10 days
Lesako – knee ligament, out 2-3 weeks
Billiat – starting to run
Cardoso – suspended
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Bruce Bvuma, who replaced Akpeyi at half time on Saturday, is likely to play in goal against TTM, in what would be just his second appearance of the season in all competitions.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele could well start in the centre of defence in the absence of Mathoho and Cardoso. In better news for Chiefs, youngsters Happy Mashiane and Nkosingiphile Ndlovu have recovered in time to take on TTM.
Chiefs badly need to win as many of their last five league games as possible to stand a chance of qualifying for next season’s MTN8.