Lengthy layoff for Mphela

2015-01-29 10:19
Katlego Mphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Stuart Baxter has revealed that it would take a long while for Katlego ‘Killer’ Mphela to be match fit again.

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According to, Baxter admits that Mphela’s readiness as to when he will start playing again is unknown.

"Killer has not been able to train regularly during this mid-season break. He has been hit by two bouts of flu. He is nowhere near match-fit. I don't know when he will be ready to play,” said the Chiefs coach.

“It's a worry as I am short of a striker with Chiefs playing in three competitions. I need to keep the balance of my side.”

Chiefs did secure the services of David Zulu but Baxter sees the former Chippa United forward more as a "number 10" and with Kingston Nkhatha also out of the picture Baxter feels he is short of a striker.

“Zulu is more like a number 10, similar to Bernard Parker, so I was hoping Killer would fill in at centre forward, but that won't happen in the near future," Baxter said.

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