Kaizer Chiefs mentor Ernst Middendorp has given an indication he may be tempted to field his strikers Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic simultaneously going forward.
Castro and Nurkovic ended up rarely spearheading the Amakhosi attack at the same time in Chiefs' 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Cape Town City in the first round of the Telkom Knockout at Cape Town Stadium at the weekend.
While Castro had started the match, Nurkovic, who eventually cancelled out
Kermit Erasmus's goal to send the match into extra time, entered the fray later in the first half, replacing the injured Bernard Parker.
Daniel Cardoso missed a penalty four minutes before Erasmus broke the deadlock in the 34th minute.
The way the striking duo are performing lately is giving Middendorp a selection poser of sorts.
The Amakhosi coach has admitted it was difficult to choose who to start between Castro and Nurkovic, who, before Saturday's game, had missed Amakhosi's two matches because of a head injury.
"I said it before, Samir is an exceptional player. He was out for three weeks, not really able to use his heading ability. He used it for the first time [against City]. We said 'OK, you're not going to defend set-pieces, stay away, go to the corner'. It's early enough," said Middendorp.