Chiefs’ Blow: Three Key Players Set To Miss The Rest Of The Campaign
Kaizer Chiefs secured their third consecutive victory across all competitions, defeating Casric Stars 2-1 in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday evening.
The match showcased another impressive performance by teenager Mduduzi Shabalala, who donned the Chiefs’ first-team jersey and was awarded the Man of the Match accolade.
The recent outstanding displays by the 18-year-old player have coincided with Kaizer Chiefs gaining much-needed momentum towards the crucial stages of the season. Following his impressive performance last night, Shabalala confidently made a promise to the Amakhosi family.
Unfortunately, Kaizer Chiefs, under the leadership of Arthur Zwane, will have to navigate through the rest of the season without three of their significant stars.
According to Goal, it is highly probable that Erick Mathoho will not feature for the remainder of the season. This means that Arthur Zwane and the Amakhosi squad will have to manage without three of their key players, who have been ruled out for the rest of the season. Along with Mathoho, Khama Billiat and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo have also been ruled out due to injury.
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During a recent squad update following their Nedbank Cup triumph, Arthur Zwane confirmed Mathoho’s prolonged absence, stating that the team is uncertain about his recovery.
Zwane added that Mathoho has not even started jogging yet, which indicates that his return to the squad is unlikely to happen in the near future. Although there is an outside chance that he might feature towards the end of the season, it remains unlikely.
Furthermore, even if he does make a comeback, it is unlikely that he would displace players such as Zitha Kwinika in the team.
It is possible that we have witnessed the last appearance of Kaizer Chiefs’ iconic player, Mathoho, in the team’s gold and black uniform. However, Mathoho will undoubtedly be remembered as a club legend at Naturena due to his remarkable performances and dedicated services to the team for over a decade.