Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki has given an update on first-choice goalkeeper Brandon Petersen and midfielder George Matlou after they missed the 1-0 defeat to Cape Town City due to injury.
Chiefs lost their final home games before the international break 1-0 to the Citizens to make it four defeats from their first nine DStv Premiership games of the 2023/24 campaign.
Petersen missed two of the last three league games, and the club lost both times with Itumeleng Khune in goal.
Matlou, meanwhile, came back into the Chiefs starting XI in the goalless draw with Royal AM and had shown some decent performances before missing out with injury against City.
Ntseki, though, is confident that both can use the international break to recover in time for Chiefs’ next match – a home clash with AmaZulu in the Carling Knockout Cup.
“We lost George and Petersen when we were doing our captain’s run,” he said during the launch of the tournament.
“We all know how George has been doing in the last few games, Petersen came back to take the number one spot as a goalkeeper.
“It was a big loss for the club, for all of us when the two players got injured a day before the game.
“But I think the recovery period is good enough for us to have them maybe available for selection because I think the medical team is working around the clock, especially for players that are going through back-to-play or back-to-training protocols.
“But as of now, hopefully by the time we go into the next game all players will be available for selection.”