Solinas plans Chiefs reshuffle
Posted: 17 August 2018 Time: 12:30
Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has assured there will be changes to his line-up for this evening's Absa Premiership fixture against Maritzburg United.
Chiefs visit the Harry Gwala Stadium for what will be there fifth encounter in the last 13 days since the 2018/19 season kicked off.
Given this strenuous schedule, the Italian tactician has planned several replacements in his starting line-up in order to inject some fresh energy into his side, while one of his strikers has also been forced out of proceedings.
"We will reshuffle things a bit in order to cope with our tight fixture schedule, while Dumsani Zuma is still out with flu," revealed Solinas on his club's website.
According to the website, Zimbabwean defender Teenage Hadebe has returned to full training. However, he has not travelled with the team as he works on his fitness.
Meanwhile, Solinas is not panicking at the sight of his team's name near the tail end of the log, as he plots a resurgence against the Team of Choice tonight.
“Current form doesn’t give much of an indication at this early stage of the season. All the games are difficult, because most teams are still working on getting their combinations and rhythm right,” he added.
"We will continue to work hard to win and that’s what we have planned to do against United. They have a good team.
"They play good football and they have some very dangerous players in their side, including Andréa Fileccia, whom I coached at Free State Stars."
Kick-off of the clash is scheduled for 20h00.