Kaizer Chiefs latest news: AmaKhosi face midfield crisis ahead of CT City trip

Kaizer Chiefs latest news: AmaKhosi face midfield crisis ahead of CT City trip
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In Kaizer Chiefs latest news this week, AmaKhosi are set to face Cape Town City in their fourth and last match of the month of March.

But with their eyes set on picking all three available points, they go into the game with midfield concerns. What are they?

Let's delve into the details!

Kaizer Chiefs will be without two key midfielders when they play Cape Town City

AmaKhosi are facing a midfield dilemma with two of their senior players ruled out of the PSL clash against the Citizens this coming Saturday.

Cavin Johnson's men will make the trip to the Mother City this weekend to face Cape Town City at the Athlone Stadium. The match kicks off at 15:30 SAST.

However, the duo of Yusuf Maart and Edson Castillo won't be available for selection due to accumulation of four yellow cards. Both players have played regularly for Chiefs this season.

Maart has featured in 25 matches across all competitions with three assists to his name, while Castillo in his first campaign with the club has made 23 appearances in all competitions, and has netted five goals for Chiefs.

The absence of these duo will be immense especially as the team looks to get back to winning ways after the loss to arch rivals Orlando Pirates in their last outing.

Who else can step in for Kaizer Chiefs in the middle of the park?

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Cavin Johnson

Coach Cavin Johnson. Credit: Icon Sport

Kaizer Chiefs can look up to Samkelo Zwane

In the absence of Maart and Castillo in midfield for the team, Samkelo Zwane should be an option to make up in the middle of the park.

Zwane has showcased flashes of brilliance in limited appearances he has made for the team this season.

The 22-year-old midfielder has played seven matches this season for AmaKhosi, all as a substitute.

If Zwane is given the chance this time to make a start, it could be a defining moment for the player who will be eager to prove his worth and cement a place in the starting lineup.

The other players who could start against Cape Town City are Sibongiseni Mthethwa and Siyethemba Sithebe.

On the DStv Premiership table, Kaizer Chiefs are in 7th place with 29 points after league 20 games. On the other hand, Cape Town City are 5th with 31 points after 20 matches.

Kaizer Chiefs transfer tip

Former Orlando Pirates star, Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi has urged Kaizer Chiefs to sign impressive youngster Shandre Campbell of SuperSport United.

According to reports, Mamelodi Sundowns are also interested in the teenage sensation, but Vilakazi will be delighted if Chiefs take the initiative.

Campbell put up a man of the match performance as SuperSport United came from behind to trash Pirates 3-1 in the battle for second place last weekend.

The teenager scored twice and provided an assist in the big win that steered Gavin Hunt's men three points ahead of third place Cape Town City.

Unfortunately though, Kaizer Chiefs interim boss Cavin Johnson has come out to say that AmaKhosi won't be in business of acquiring players in January.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.