Chiefs confirm absence of 5 players


Kaizer Chiefs have travelled to Polokwane without five members of their first team for the upcoming DStv Premiership clash with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

Chiefs are on the road once again following their return from a 2-2 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday, with an assignment against Nedbank Cup finalists TTM on Tuesday.

Amakhosi have confirmed several casualties from their clash in Bloemfontein, with coach Gavin Hunt also explaining the reason behind some of his substitutions.

"The first one, Daniel [Akpeyi] got a hell of a bang on his head, so that's obviously a concussion, and then Tower [Mathoho] has done something – groin, I'm not sure – but he couldn't carry on after 30 minutes," explained Hunt.

"Those were two forced changes, and Samir [Nurkovic] is obviously in Ramadan [Islamic holy month] and he's struggling to play because you know, we don't have to go into that.

"[Happy] Mashiane got a bad kick on his ankle, so he looked like he had to come off as well."

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that Mashiane has passed a late fitness test, while Akpeyi, Mathoho, Itumeleng Khune (shoulder), Lebohang Lesako (knee) and Khama Billiat (rehabilitation) are all ruled out of tomorrow's fixture.

Kick-off is scheduled for 17h00.

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