Kaizer Chiefs latest news ahead of Cape Town City encounter

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Molefi Ntseki speaking ahead of the Royal AM' clash
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Read on for Kaizer Chiefs latest news around their upcoming PSL fixtures and much more.

The Kaizer Chiefs will be back in action in the PSL against Cape Town City FC on 3 October 2023 at 19:30 PM (SAST). The game will be played at the 85,000-capacity Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, which is one of two temporary homes for the Chiefs.

Kaizer Chiefs have moved up the table to sixth following their 2-1 win over Sekhukune United, one place above the Babina Noko. Many fans are hoping that this fixture will turn the fortunes of Kaizer Chiefs around.

In the meantime, here is the Kaizer Chiefs latest news making the rounds.

Kaizer Chiefs latest news

Kaizer Chiefs secured only one win in September.

Let us start with the performance of the Amakhosi in September.

Despite their 2-1 victory over Sekhukune United, the Glamour Boys did not have the best month in September.

The Amakhosi won only one game – the 2-1 win over Sekhukune. They fired blanks in a 0-0 draw with Royal AM and fell to a 1-0 defeat at SuperSport.

They also lost 2-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8. The loss came after a first-leg 1-1draw.

The win over Sekhunkune United only papered over the cracks.

Khune playing his last season for the Amakhosi

Kaizer Chiefs latest news khune playing last season for Amakhosi
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In the Kaizer Chiefs latest news, Itumeleng Khune is running his last leg for Kaizer Chiefs.

The latest revelation is that the club has told their long-time servant that the 2023/24 season would be his last for the club.

Meanwhile, the Glamour Boys may have identified his long-term replacement.

Khune entered his 17th season with Chiefs and recently made history when he broke his record by making his 364th appearance for the club (the most number of games played for Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL era).

The club revealed that his latest one-year contract would be his last, but have penned down a coaching role for ‘Mzansi’s finest’ once he hangs up his gloves.

The club has started grooming a successor for their captain. The man to take over from him is within the club.

Lanky 20-year-old Lungile Nkosi is the man Chiefs believe could fill Khune’s gloves in future.

The Katlehong-born star recently returned from a lengthy nine-month layoff due to injury to form part of the Chiefs DStv Diski Challenge Squad.

Kaizer Chiefs to make several changes?

In the Kaizer Chiefs latest news, the Amakhosi have plenty of thinking to do.

Following their lacklustre performance this season, there are tough decisions ahead, including the make-up of the starting lineup.

Questions have arisen over the presence of three Kaizer Chiefs players in the starting lineup, with suggestions that they be dropped for their match against Cape Town City.

Christian Salle (who rarely starts) played against Babina Noko but may be dropped against Cape Town City. Ranga Chivaviro is his likely replacement.

Following an inspiring performance in their last game, Given Msimango could be given the nod in defence ahead of Njabulo Ngcobo.

Another player under consideration is Sibongiseni Mthethwa. He should get a place in the team at George Matlou or Yusuf Maart's expense.

Ox Mthethwa must start for Chiefs against Cape Town City – Tso Vilakazi

In other Kaizer Chiefs latest news, former Orlando Pirates midfielder Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi has weighed in on who Sibongiseni ‘Ox’ Mthethwa must replace in the Amakhosi midfield.

Following his 26-minute performance against Sekhukune United, Vilakazi believes Ox should start in their next game.

The 2-1 win over Babina Noko was the debut for Ox, which gives the coach Molefi Ntseki something to mull over.

Sibongiseni Mthethwa joined the DStv Premiership giants just two days before the transfer window shut from Stellenbosch FC.

Now, Vilakazi says he should be a starter for the club.

Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki has a decision to make in midfield, with Yusuf Maart, Edson Castillo, and George Matlou competing for spots in the middle of the park.

Dove puts injury behind him

Kaizer Chiefs latest news Edmilson dove puts injury behind him
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Following his man-of-the-match performance against Sekhukhune United where he scored the winning goal, Edmilson Dove wants to continue his impressive form.

The Amakhosi hosts his former club, Cape Town City, in a DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium on 3 October.

The Mozambique international returned to the starting lineup for S’fiso Hlanti at left-back after a frustrating injury lay-off.

Dove says the injury is behind him, and focused on his recovery.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 days ago

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