DStv Premiership vs Marumo Gallants

Kaizer Chiefs seek to bounce back from a chastening defeat to Royal Am last time out when they take on Marumo Gallants on Sunday 26 September.

Here is how Kaizer Chiefs might line up for their crucial encounter with Gallants on Sunday.

Kaizer Chiefs Starting XI

The merry-go-round in the Kaizer Chiefs’ goal hasn’t helped their cause this season but after letting in four its hard to imagine Brandon Petersen getting another game immediately afterwards. As such we expect to see a return for Bafana Bafana stopper Bruce Bvuma.

Bruce Bvuma during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 football match against Golden Arrows at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 02 June 2021 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

In defence there should be changes as well after Stuart Baxter handed a Kaizer Chiefs debut to Njabulo Ngcobo only to see him flounder. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Thabani Dube return to right back.

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Despite the drubbing last time out we are likely to see Daniel Cardoso and Erick Mathoho continue as the centre back pairing for Kaizer Chiefs.

At left back, Sifiso Hlanti’s consolation goal probably does enough to keep him in the starting lineup as his chief rival Sibusiso Mabaliso wound up putting through his own net when he came on as a sub.

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Sifiso Hlanti of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2021 Carling Black Label Cup match against Orlando Pirates on 01 August 2021 at Orlando Stadium / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackapagePix

Phathutshedzo Nange is a doubtful starter after he was stretchered off last time out which means that Cole Alexander and Njabulo Blom should be tasked with holding things down in midfield.

The injury to Nange might also hasten the full return of Lebogang Manyama, who has shown great energy and willingness off the bench.

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Lebogang Manyama during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match against Royal AM on the 18 September 2021 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Khama Billiat, Samir Nurkovic and Keagan Dolly may be misfiring at the moment but that front three are likely to start against Marumo Gallants.

Predicted XI

Kaizer Chiefs starting XI prediction: Bruce Bvuma, Sifiso Hlanti, Erick Mathoho, Daniel Cardoso, Thabani Dube, Cole Alexander, Njabulo Blom, Lebogang Manyama, Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly, Samir Nurkovic.

Confirmed XI



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Publish date : 2021-09-24 19:12:17

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