Brilliant Khuzwayo will start in tonight’s Absa Premiership match against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday evening (kick-off is at 18:00).
He replaces Itumeleng Khune, who got slightly injured in Tuesday’s match against Cape Town City. Khune, however, will sit on the bench.
Siyanda Xulu, meanwhile, will start tonight, replacing the suspended left-back Sibusiso Khumalo, who got a red-card during Tuesday’s Cape Town City encounter.
It’s Xulu’s first start this season in an official match.
Willard Katsande will wear the captaincy armband in the absence of Khune.
Joseph Molangoane will start on the bench. The skilful midfielder could finally be signed late this week after the PSL ruled that he should get his clearance from Chippa.
The home side has two former Amakhosi players in the line-up, Sandile Zuke and David Zulu, who returned to Chippa after last season.
The encounter will be refereed by Victor Hlungwani.
Chiefs’ line up: Khuzwayo, captain (32); Xulu (5), Cardoso (4), Gordinho (26); Mphahlele (2), Chirambadare (11), Katsande, captain (31), Maluleka (12), Lebese (17); Tshabalala (14), Katsvairo (8)
Subs: Khune (32), Moleko (18), Ngezana (30), Manqele (22), Buchanan (10), Parker (25), Moon (29)
Head Coach: Steve Komphela
Chippa’s line-up: Akpeyi (1); Thopola (24), Kama (40), Okwuosa, captain (2), Van Heerden (4); Lorch (3), Sangweni (21), Zuke (15), Zulu (8); Wambi (5), Manzini (25)
Subs: Zama (16), Mako (7), Mdlinzo (20), Mdaki (33), Sali (6), Bereng (23), Sekome (12)
Head coach: Dan Malesela
Referee: Victor Hlungwani
1st Assistant: Moses Phale
2nd Assistant: Stevens Khumalo
4th Official: Sicelo Heukile
Match Commissioner: Stan Swart