Star pairing back to face AmaTuks

Tsepo Masilela of Chiefs. Pic: Charle Lombard/Gallo Images.

Tsepo Masilela and George Lebese have Stuart Baxter excited.

Baxter’s Kaizer Chiefs take on University of Pretoria on Monday in an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium and the former Bafana coach sounded a relieved man ahead of the encounter.

“I am glad full-back Tsepo Masilela is back in full training ahead of the tight schedule in the next week,” Baxter said. “Midfielder George Lebese, who missed training on Wednesday due to a foot injury, was back in full training.”

Chiefs take on Tuks in a game which was scheduled to take place last Saturday before the PSL decided moving the game to this Monday in honour of the late President Nelson Mandela.

Tuks have not been an easy team for Chiefs and Amakhosi should expect a tough game.

The coming week will be a difficult one for PSL teams as most of them will have to play three matches in six days. After Monday’s game, Chiefs will face Golden Arrows on Thursday and AmaZulu next Sunday in Durban.

Baxter said Monday’s game would guide him on how his players respond to the loss of Mandela.

“Obviously we are affected by the current affairs as is everybody else. The loss of Madiba has been emotional for everybody.”

Chiefs have not had a good start to their campaign, but they are now second on the table behind early pace-setters Sundowns.




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