Chiefs name squad for Simba showdown

CAF Champions League

Kaizer Chiefs have named a 'near full strength' squad ahead of their trip to Tanzania for their second leg CAF Champions League quarter-final tie against Simba SC.

Chiefs hold a 4-0 advantage heading into the return leg in Dar es Salaam this weekend after an exceptional display at FNB Stadium last Saturday.

Eric Mathoho, Leonardo Castro and a Samir Nurkovic brace have put the Soweto giants in pole position to advance to the semi-finals of Africa's elite club competition where they will meet MC Alger or Wydad Athletic Club.

The Tanzanian giants do hold a record of 12 games unbeaten at home in the competition dating back to November 2018 but face an incredible task of having to score five unanswered goals to win or four in order to take the game to extra-time and a penalty shoot-out.

The Confederation of African Football has confirmed Burundian Pacifique Ndabihawenimana as the referee in part of an all East African officials line-up for the encounter.

Chiefs 23-man squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Bruce Bvuma, Daniel Akpeyi, Itumeleng Khune

Defenders: Njabulo Blom, Reeve Frosler, Daniel Cardoso, Anthony Akumu Agay, Happy Mashiane, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Kgotso Moleko, Yagan Sasman, Siphosakhe Ntiya- Ntiya, Siyabonga Ngezana

Midfielders: Philani Zulu, Kearyn Baccus, Lebogang Manyama, Willard Katsande, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo

Forwards: Bernard Parker, Samir Nurković, Leonardo Castro, Lazalous Kambole

The clash between the Tanzanian giants and Amakhosi at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium will kick off on Saturday afternoon at 15h00.

Images via: Kaizer Chiefs media

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