Update on Manyama, Billiat, Zuma

CAF Champions League

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane has issued an update on the status of Lebogang Manyama, Khama Billiat and Dumisani Zuma ahead of their CAF Champions League semi-final second leg against Wydad Casablanca.

Chiefs welcome Wydad to FNB Stadium carrying a 1-0 lead from the first leg and keen to come out aggregate winners and proceed to the final for the first time ever.

After missing the trip to Casablanca, Manyama will be a trump card considering the contribution that he has made at the club this season.

Eight goals plus four assists operating from midfield is not discouraging considering the struggles that Chiefs had to deal with through most of their domestic campaign.

"We won’t have Khama because he is coming back to fitness after having been out for a while now, so even in the second leg I don’t think he will be ready to compete at this level," Zwane told reporters.

"With Lebo, he should definitely be ready. [Dumisani] Zuma is also still out but we will come out with a plan, just like we did [in Casablanca]. We will also plan for the second leg to see how we can punish them in terms of creating goal scoring chances."

Zwane has in the interim been sharing the coaching duties with Dillon Sheppard, as newly appointed head coach Stuart Baxter awaits the issuing of his work permit.

Billiat last played on April 25 against his former employers Mamelodi Sundowns and injury has since forced him to sit out the last 10 games for Chiefs, after earlier missing another 15 games this season.

The injury ravaged campaign has left the Zimbabwean forward with just two goals and six assists in 21 appearances.

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