Chiefs ask for postponement
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs have requested their next PSL clash, against
Mamelodi Sundowns, be postponed, given the fact the game comes just two
days after the conclusion of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
According to the football411.com website
, the Premiership leaders are set to travel to Pretoria to take on
the Brazilians at Loftus Stadium on February 12, with the encounter
billed as one of the biggest matches of the domestic term so far, given
Chiefs' lofty placing and Sundowns' timely revival.
Amakhosi have since sent a letter to the Premier Soccer League
requesting the postponement, citing the loss of seven first-team players
to international duty as reason to put the game on hold.
However, the postponement would only need to come into effect if
Bafana Bafana make it to the semi-finals, as even defeat in the
last-four would mean they would go on to contest the
third-and-fourth-placed play-offs the day before the final.
The Chiefs players set to contest the continental showpiece are
Siboniso Gaxa, Itumeleng Khune, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Lehlohonolo
Majoro, Tshepo Masilela, Bernard Parker and Siphiwe Tshabalala, while
Sundowns have just Katlego Mphela and Wayne Sandilands away on