Kaizer Chiefs Suffer Injury Blow, Amakhosi’s Squad Depth To Be Tested As Cole Alexander Ruled Out for 6 Weeks

Kaizer Chiefs Suffer Injury Blow, Amakhosi’s Squad Depth To Be Tested As Cole Alexander Ruled Out for 6 Weeks

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Cole Alexander has been ruled out of action due to injury after suffering a dislocated shoulder in training
  • Amakhosi's squad depth will be sorely tested after Cole Alexander suffered an injury during training
  • Kaizer Chiefs were criticised heavily for not signing any players during the January transfer window which could come back to haunt them

Kaizer Chiefs will be without midfielder Cole Alexander for the next six weeks after he suffered a serious injury while training.

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Kaizer Chiefs have been dealt another blow as injury has ruled out Cole Alexander from the Amakhosi squad. Image: @Soccer_Laduma/ @KickOffMagazine
Source: Twitter

Soccer Laduma originally reported that Alexander had suffered an injury but there was no news on the extent of the injury or how long the player would be out.

The South African has now confirmed that Alexander will be out of action for six weeks after suffering a dislocated shoulder in training.

Kaizer Chiefs will play three matches during February as they focus on cup and league duties, but questions have been raised as to whether they have enough squad depth to compete on both levels.

Kaizer Chiefs will next take on TS Galaxy in the Nedbank Cup on Saturday, 12 February. TS Galaxy made history in 2019 when they beat Kaizer Chiefs in the final of the Nedbank Cup and the team will be looking to ensure that history repeats itself.

Kaizer Chiefs then play just three days later when they take on Cape Town City in the DStv Premiership and then round off February’s fixtures with a game against Baroka FC on 26 February.

Chiefs were heavily criticised for not signing players during the January transfer window. Chiefs stated that they had approached numerous clubs over players, but that their fellow Premier Soccer League competitors were not open to negotiations.

Chiefs were most notably linked with Amazulu’s Siyethemba Sithebe, but could not agree to a deal before the transfer window closed.

Kaizer Chiefs already have one legal case pending with the Premier Soccer League's Disciplinary Committee, and they soon could be in the middle of another legal battle with Amazulu and FIFA, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Kaizer Chiefs spent most of the January transfer window attempting to sign wantaway Amazulu midfielder, Siyethemba Sithebe, to the club. Sithebe has agreed to join the Amakhosi at the end of the season when his contract with the Usuthu ends.

Amazulu owner, Sandile Zungu, was unhappy with the way Chiefs approached the player and The Citizen now reports that Amazulu is taking the matter further by taking legal action against the Amakhosi.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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