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But feels ban won't hurt Chiefs

By unknown | Dec 21, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Kaizer Chiefs coach Muhsin Ertugral starts his two-match touchline ban tomorrow night when his side host Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria at 7.30.

The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee found Ertugral guilty of directing foul and abusive language at referee Buyile Gqubule in their match against AmaZulu on December 5.

But Ertugral does not see his suspension as a train smash, "because I will still talk to the players before the match and also give out instructions in the dressing room at the interval".

He added: "Everything is going just fine at training and we are looking forward to the match against Leopards. We hope to win on Saturday."

Amakhosi will be without Cyril Nzama at the back and hard-running forward Mabhuti Khenyeza. Nzama is serving a suspension while Khenyeza is injured.

Winger Arthur Zwane, who got injured in their 4-2 win over Lamontville Golden Arrows last week, has started training and is likely to get game time against Lidoda Duvha.

Kaizer Motaung Jnr has a penchant of scoring crucial goals for his father's club and tomorrow could be no exception.

Gerald Sibeko could turn the heat on for the visitors in midfield where Tinashe Nengomasha is also expected to operate with dynamism.

Leopards have the likes of David Makgale, Fischer Kondowe and Robert Ng'ambi who can match their opponents pound for pound in this department.

"We need the three points because we are not comfortable with our position [14th] on the log," said Tshifhiwa Thidiela, Leopards' publicist.

l There will be more Premiership action in Pretoria tomorrow night when inconsistent SuperSport United host Bloemfontein Celtic at Atteridgeville's Super Stadium at 8pm.

Matsatsantsa go into this clash oozing confidence after their 1-0 success over Arrows on Wednesday.

The goal was scored by exciting Mozambican midfielder Elias Pelembe who remains a key player for United against Phunya Selesele.

Shane Poggenpoel is not a stylish player but he is very useful when in possession and Celtic should be warned to watch him.

Shu-Aib Walters has gained much-needed confidence in Celtic's last line of defence and it will not be easy to beat him.

l Ajax, who are in the driver's seat on the table, should have the edge over Arrows at Athlone Stadium in another fixture billed for tomorrow at 7.30pm.


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