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Chiefs Explain Bvuma & Castro Absence

Kaizer Chiefs have explained why Bruce Bvuma and Leonardo Castro are not in the starting XI against Wydad Casablanca.

The Glamour Boys announced two changes to their starting line-up, with Daniel Akpeyi replacing Bvuma and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo coming in for Leonardo Castro.

Chiefs explained that both changes were forced, stating on their website:

“Amakhosi have been forced to make changes to the line-up and the bench due to injuries after an extended season.

“As a precautionary measure, the Club has also decided to put some of the staff and team members in isolation after coming into contact with people affected by Covid-19.

“Notable changes in the starting XI are in the goalkeeping department with Bruce Bvuma who was last week’s man of the match being replaced by Daniel Akpeyi.

“Another change is in the striking force with Leonardo Castro out due to a hamstring. He will be replaced Nkosingiphile Ngcobo. They join the injury list that has Lebogang Manyama who is still out with a knee injury, Khama Billiat and Dumsani Zuma.”

Chiefs also explained that Molefi Ntseki will be on the bench for the match: “In the technical area, Coach Arthur Zwane will work with Head of Technical Molefi Ntseki on the bench for this game.”

Chiefs won the first leg 1-0 and need to defend that first-leg to qualify for their first ever CAF Champions League final.

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