Kaizer Chiefs injury update: Itumeleng Khune, Lorenzo Gordinho, George Lebese, Tsepo Masilela, Lewis Macha
Posted: 7 April 2017 Time: 21:17
Kaizer Chiefs have provided assurances that the contingent of their stars who sustained knocks recently are all in contention for this weekend's Nedbank Cup obligations.
Following Amakhosi's 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns, concerns over the fitness of several of their players emerged but the club have since allayed those fears.
Acornbush United lie in wait for Steve Komphela's men this Sunday at the Kabokweni Stadium and it appears that although Brilliant Khuzwayo, who recently underwent an ankle operation, remains sidelined there is little concern over other playing personnel.
A statement on the club's official website read as follows: "Itumeleng Khune went down late in the second half, nurturing a thigh muscle strain, but he’s fine and training hard to be ready for Sunday’s Nedbank Cup Last 16 encounter against Acornbush United.
"Lorenzo Gordinho sustained a cut to his head in the first half, after an aerial battle. The wound was glued and his head was bandaged so the strong defender could continue playing. There was no concussion.
"Substitute George Lebese got a knock to his ankle, but he’s fine too and is in full training.
"Meanwhile, Tsepo Masilela was replaced late in the second half when his calf was cramping lightly. He was taken out as a precautionary measure.
"The Zambian striker Lewis Macha hasn’t trained for the last week due to stomach issues, although he was in the gym today."