Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala will definitely miss
the match against Jomo Cosmos on Wednesday due to an injury he sustained
"Shabba" joins Reneilwe Letsholonyane on the sidelines following
confirmation the latter will be out for the rest of the season with a
Tshabalala is currently on crutches after he was on the receiving
end of a mistimed tackle during a training session at Naturena on
Saturday and will not travel with the team to Port Elizabeth to take on
However, Chiefs head coach Vladimir Vermezovic told Football365.co.za he is not overly concerned at the latest injury setback.
"In Shabba's place we have Josta Dladla, Bernard Parker and also
George Lebese, so we have a lot of players who can come in and fill in
the void," Vermezovic said.
"Of course players like "Shabba" and "Yeye" (Letsholonyane) are very
important to the team, but you know if they can't play what are we going
to do? We can't kill ourselves because of that. I have said before that
Kaizer Chiefs is not a one player team," Vermezovic added.
Meanwhile, Tshabalala admitted he is unsure when he would return
to action, but estimated he may be available for Chiefs' match against
Moroka Swallows on February 18.
"I'm not sure when I will be back, but I don't think it will be long before I make a return," the Bafana Bafana winger said.