Stanton Lewis will not be in Amakhosi's line-up to face Ajax Cape Town
Posted: 13 January 2011 Time: 21:13
Kaizer Chiefs' new signing Stanton Lewis will not be in Amakhosi's line-up when they take on Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City on Friday night.
Disclosing this, Chiefs' assistant coach Ace Khuse says the reason for this is that Stiga has yet to train with the first team. However, Khuse tells KickOff.com that they have signed a quality striker in Lewis as he has loads of overseas experience and age is still on his side. "I think Lewis will add value to the team and will show South Africans just what he is made of in no time at all. "We had to find a replacement for Jose Torrealba who has returned to Venezuela and for Nkosinathi Nhleko who is on trial in Turkey, so we felt that the time was right to boost our striking department." Chiefs will also be without midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala and defender Valery Nahayo due to yellow card suspensions, but Khuse says he believes that they have enough depth and quality to fill the vacancies. "Our players are ready for this kind of the game that could change the whole complexion of the championship race." The Chiefs-Ajax clash forms part of a double header with Vasco Da Gama playing struggling defending League champions SuperSport United earlier in the evening. The Mother City is expected to come to a standstill with a crowd of 30 000 expected. With a last minute rush, tickets are expected to be sold out by early tomorrow. Urban Warriors' PRO Thabiso ‘Shooz' Mekuto says fans using their own transport should note that ‘No Parking' restrictions will be strictly enforced in Green Point and Mouille Point areas and ticket holders are requested to use the Park and Ride Shuttle service between the Civic Centre MyCiTi bus station and the Cape Town Stadium. Godfrey Mbedzi