Just days after historically qualifying for the CAF Champions League group stages, Kaizer Chiefs now turn their attention back to the league when they host Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium this evening.
Both Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United have began the DStv Premiership in disaster fashion, making the three points up for grabs this evening all the more valuable.
Ernst Middendorp returns to the FNB Stadium, this time at the helm of Maritzburg United, just months after his abrupt departure from Kaizer Chiefs following his failure to win the league despite leading the log standings for much of last season. You can follow all of the live action below
Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United: Live updates
Kaizer Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Ngezana, Cardoso, Mphahlele, Blom, Agay, Matsheke, Parker, Kambole, Castro, Billiat.
Subs: Bvuma, Moleko, Nurkovic, Zuma, Ntiya-Ntiya, Sasman, Ngcobo, Mashiane, Lesako.
Maritzburg United XI: Barr, Allie, Hachi, Daniels, Kutumela, Buchanan, Shandu, Claasen, Ismail, Moseamedi, Graham.
Subs: Mpandle, Hlubi, Sanoka, Mngonyama, Modise, Meza, Tlolane, Morgan.
It’s going to be emotional – Kambole
“It’s going to be an emotional game‚ but business is business. We’ll talk on the pitch‚” Kaizer Chiefs attacker Lazarus Kambole said as quoted by TimesLive.
“I’m happy with the result. I’m happy that we have qualified to the group stages of the Champions League. It wasn’t an easy game. For a few games we have not been doing well. But we fought in Angola‚ and this game has given us the confidence in the next game.
“It’s not going to be easy adjusting back to the PSL. Of course it’s different form the Champions League because the PSL has got its own style of play. We know what the PSL is all about. Kaizer Chiefs are prepared‚ we are soldiers and we are ready.”
Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United: Kick-off time and streaming info
Action at the FNB Stadium between Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United gets underway at 17:00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL while this website will be providing live updates under our ‘live updates’ heading above. You can also live-stream the game on DSTV Now (Subscription required).