Soweto Derby: Kaizer Chiefs Boss Cavin Johnson Names 3 Injured Players Ahead of Moroka Swallows Tie

Soweto Derby: Kaizer Chiefs Boss Cavin Johnson Names 3 Injured Players Ahead of Moroka Swallows Tie

Babajide Orevba
February 29, 2024 at 10:32 AM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are making final preparations for their Soweto Derby cracker against Moroka Swallows
  • Interim coach Cavin Johnson has disclosed that three of his key players will be absent from the game
  • Amakhosi will head into the fixture coming off their loss to Milford FC as they exited the Nedbank Cup

The interim coach of Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, Cavin Johnson, has lamented that three of his key players are injured as they take on Moroka Swallows.

Johnson provided an injury update on his squad ahead of the mouthwatering Soweto derby clash scheduled for Saturday, March 2.

Fans anticipate nothing less than a victory for Amakhosi after they crashed out of the Nedbank Cup, losing to Milford FC in the Round of 32.

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Cavin Johnson has provided an injury update ahead of Kaizer Chiefs vs Moroka Swallows. Photo: @Soccer_Laduma.
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On the other hand, Chiefs have been able to sustain an impressive record in the league, as they are unbeaten in their last five DStv Premiership matches.

However, Amakhosi have only managed to score four goals in their last seven matches, raising concerns about their strike force ahead of the Swallows game.

Johnson stated that Tebogo Potsane, George Matlou, and Thatayaone Ditlhokwe would be absent due to injuries.

He told iDiski Times:

“Everybody is available except that Potsane has a little hernia injury. George is still out, just recovering from operations. TT is still recovering. Redemption is probably a good word for our team.
“We’ve prepared well; the boys have taken the loss against Milford not easy, and we are preparing as we speak to make sure that we take Swallows to FNB and do our best.”

The match between Chiefs and Swallows kicks off at 17:45 local time at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Itumeleng Khune trains at home

Sports Brief earlier reported that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was spotted training alone, away from the team's training grounds.

The seasoned goalkeeper found himself sidelined by the club after allegedly attending a training session in December 2023 while under the influence of alcohol, leading to disciplinary actions from the club.

Khune, now 36 years old, has been undergoing a program designed to support his personal growth and development, as announced by Chiefs' management following the conclusion of their disciplinary procedures.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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