Kaizer Chiefs suffer another striker injury ahead of Wednesday clash


Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs have suffered yet another injury blow ahead of their next DStv Premiership assignment.

Amakhosi, under new coach Gavin Hunt, have made a stuttering start to their 2020/21 season.

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They were soundly beaten 3-0 by defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns in their opening match, before they rebounded to beat Chippa United in their second clash, 1-0.

Chiefs then lost 3-0 to bitter rivals Orlando Pirates in the first leg of their MTN 8 semi-final clash.

Injuries haven’t helped matters at Naturena and Chiefs have suffered yet another blow ahead of Wednesday’s clash against TS Galaxy.

Already without their top scorer from last season, Samir Nurkovic, Keletso Sifama has now also been ruled out of the match at the FNB Stadium.

“The opportunity is there again to win the match [tonight]. We obviously do not have a big squad, so, the main thing now is to get the players that played the part last season fit again,” stressed Hunt on Chiefs’ website.

“We all know one of them, which is Samir Nurkovic, is not in squad and it is a huge blow for us. He scored a lot of goals last season and you can see we have a challenge already in that area.

“‘Tower’ [Mathoho] was out with injury, we have to get him fit again. We need to do the same with Willard Katsande. They are the spine of the team. Keletso Sifama is out with injury which leaves a gap in our attacking options.”

On the positive front, right-back Kgotso Moleko has recovered from injury and is available for selection.

Kick-off is at 19:30 and no spectators will be allowed inside or outside the stadium.

Chiefs are currently ninth in the standings with TS Galaxy in seventh spot.

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