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 goal.com, 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.