Chiefs duo suspended for season opener

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Kaizer Chiefs playmaker Lebogang Manyama is among eight stars unavailable for selection for the 2020/21 season openers for their respective teams.

Manyama will be a huge miss for coach Gavin Hunt's Amakhosi debut when they host Maritzburg United on Sunday as he still holds a one-match suspension from last season.

Scroll through the gallery to see all 8 suspended players that have been carried over from the 2019/20 season

The Bafana Bafana man played a crucial role in Chiefs' title-push in the 2019/20 campaign and is expected to form an integral part of Hunt's attacking system.

Kwanda Mngonyama will be unavailable for Eric Tinkler's side, who will be aiming to cause another big upset against their illustrious opposition.

On the Orlando Pirates front, Innocent Maela also still has one game remaining before he can return to the starting line-up and will miss their first MTN8 clash.

Pirates host Cape Town City at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening in an enticing encounter as the new-look Buccaneers face up to one of their hoodoo teams in recent times.

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