Kaizer Chiefs have found enough fit players and are preparing for their trip to Durban, on the eve of a crunch meeting against Golden Arrows.
DURBAN – On the eve of a crunch meeting against Golden Arrows, Kaizer Chiefs have garnered a group of players and are preparing for their trip to Durban.
Last Thursday, Chiefs issued a letter to the Premier Soccer League (PSL), requesting that all five of their December fixtures be postponed as an outbreak of Coronavirus infections ravaged through the Amakhosi camp and forced a shutdown of their Naturena training village.
The Soweto giants announced that they had 31 players and staff confirmed with positive coronavirus results which would affect their participation in last Saturday’s fixture with Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium.
“The prevailing circumstances dictate that Kaizer Chiefs must sadly confirm that the Club will be unable to host the match against Cape Town City, scheduled for Saturday, 4 December at 18:00,” the club statement read.
Chief’s inability to feature against City is expected to be a forfeit of the three points.
All eyes will be on Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday night as we prepare to take on Kaizer Chiefs in our midweek DStv Premiership encounter.
— Lamontville Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) December 7, 2021
Stuart Baxter’s men will look to avoid such a result this upcoming week however, as the 13 players Chiefs have available will be aided by the return of another group coming out of quarantine this week as well as those who had been cleared during the last round of testing.
The Glamour Boys faithful do have cause for concern though with the group of players appearing at Naturena five days after the outbreak with no staff to take them through their paces ahead of a daunting trip to the Princess Magogo Stadium.