Páez, Shabba and Katsande in starting XI

Willard Katsande returns to Kaizer Chiefs’ starting line-up to face Platinum Stars tonight. The Zimbabwean international missed out on Saturday’s 1-0 loss against Polokwane City due to suspension.

Gustavo Páez has been given the nod ahead of Bernard Parker and will start up-front.

Siphiwe Tshabalala, meanwhile, has recovered from his muscle issues and will be playing in his usual role behind the striker. It will be a welcome comeback for ‘Shabba’, who is Amakhosi’s leading scorer in the league with seven goals.

Kaizer Chiefs face Platinum Stars tonight in an Absa Premiership fixture at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace (kick-off is at 19:30).

The clash will be refereed by Eugene Mdluli.

Chiefs’ line up: Khune, captain (32); Mphahlele (2), Mathoho (3), Gordinho (26), Masilela (24); Ekstein (27), Katsande (31), Maluleka (12), Lebese (17); Tshabalala (14), Páez (28)

Subs: Bvuma (7), Cardoso (4), Twala (7), Molangoane (23), Moon (29), Letlotlo (21), Parker (25)

Head Coach: Steve Komphela

Platinum Stars’ line-up: Hoffman (1); De Jongh (18), Sithole (5), Mkhabela (38), Mphahlele (27); Nale (37), Mere (2), Mathe, captain (12), Phiri (35); Shilongo (7), Ntuli (34)

Subs: Chibwe (32), Tshabalala (14), Gwabeni (30), Khunou (17), Botes (9), Mwedihanga (36), Links (19)

Coach: Cavin Johnson

Referee: Eugene Mdluli
1st Assistant: Lindikhaya Bolo

2nd Assistant: Cedric Motuang

4th Official: Shaun Olive
Match Commissioner: Ronnie Johnson