Ernst to break up Nurkovic-Castro threat?


Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp still has a secret weapon in his arsenal that could threaten the partnership of Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro.

Chiefs' form has seen them become Absa Premiership title favourites as they continue their dominance in the league with a 10-point lead over second-placed SuperSport United and 13-point gap on defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

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The German coach said after their 5-3 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday that going forward he may look to rotate the team to keep some players fresh as they look to win their first league title in four years.

"We have talented young players pushing on the door," he reminded. "We have players like Lazarous [Kambole] who are not really used. We have options inside the team."

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Middendorp admitted there is a belief in the team that they can go all the way and end their trophy drought this season.

"It's definitely something that is there because of potential and based on that, we have a chance," said Middendorp.

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Amakhosi have some time to prepare for their next and last match of 2019 against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on 22 December.

Victory in that game would mean they would need eight more wins to surpass 60 points, which has become a championship-winning total for the last three or more seasons.

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