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Johnson – Four Chiefs Stars Out Of Sundowns Clash

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Cavin Johnson has confirmed that four of his players are sidelined for the clash with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Amakhosi will welcome Sundowns at FNB Stadium on Thursday, in a game that could see the visitors be crowned champions should they beat the home side.

In fact, Sundowns could already be confirmed as champions, should second-placed Stellenbosch FC lose to Golden Arrows on Wednesday.

Johnson, though, insisted his side are not keen to hand out any gifts, as they are treating every game until the rest of the season like a cup final to achieve their own targets.

“I think it’s it’s a major game for us,” he told journalists.

“We’re at FNB and we’ve just come come off good win against SuperSport.

“But in doing this we prepared our team to go out, it’s our home game and we want to end the season off on a strong note.

“And whatever games we have left to play, they’re all Cup finals. That’s what was our message is out – to go there and play another cup final, finishing the season.”

Johnson also confirmed that the likes of Itumeleng, Keagan Dolly, Tebogo Potsane and George Matlou remain sidelined, while Nkosingiphile Ngcobo is doubtful.

“We still have Itu out, we still have Keegan out – they all came back with heavy flu,” he added.

“Potsane is still out, George is still out. Mshini started training but then he went back again a little bit, so we don’t know how far he is.

“That’s about it. But the rest of the team all look good.”

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Chiefs, who are currently in eighth position on the log, are welcoming Sundowns at 19:30 at FNB Stadium.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.
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