WHILE Amakhosi supporters are thrilled at the return of Siphiwe Tshabalala, Itumeleng Khune and Reneilwe Letsholonyane to the team after their sojourn in South America, the trio will not play in the Telkom Knockout final on Saturday.
Amakhosi face defending champions Ajax Cape Town in the final at Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Kickoff is at 8.15pm. The players, who trained with Chiefs yesterday, are available for selection.
Coach Vladimir Vermezovic said: "The players are part of the team, but I'm going to use the players I have been using all along."
Vermezovic conceded that Chiefs have had trouble scoring but promised an all-out attack. "We haven't conceded a goal so far."
Amakhosi vice-captain Tinashe Nengomasha said the players were feeling the strain of travelling: "We must ensure that we have enough time to recover."
Tickets are R40 for adults, R10 for children and R50 for sitting in the lower west grandstand.