Chiefs have 'more depth'

2013-04-12 13:37
Clinton Larsen (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Bloemfontein Celtic coach, Clinton Larsen, says that he is expecting a battle when his team takes on Kaizer Chiefs this weekend, although admits that both sides have got star players unavailable for the game.

According to the Soccer-Laduma website, Celtic take on Chiefs at the quarterfinal stage of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday, as both sides look to take one step closer to lifting the trophy on the final day of the season.

Larsen’s top goalscorer, Lerato Manzini, was recently ruled out for the season, while Limbikani Mzava is doubtful for the fixture. In addition, Auguston Leonard and Kurt Lentjies are set to miss the encounter.

Meanwhile, their opponents will be without defenders Morgan Gould and Erick Mathoho, who are nursing their respective injuries, with Reneilwe Letsholonyane out of the game due to suspension.

Larsen said that Chiefs still have the upper hand, despite the injuries. He said, “It’s going to be all guns blazing and will be a great encounter. 

“We both have our fair share of injuries, we’ve lost Lerato Manzini, also Kurt Lentjies and Auguston Leonard are out, they’ve got two defenders out and a midfielder suspended. We’re both missing key players but I think they’re at more of an advantage, they’ve got a much bigger squad than ours and a bit more quality in depth.”

The two teams will lock horns at 20:15 on Saturday night, at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.


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