Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs have played down concerns
that Khama Billiat and Siphiwe Tshabalala could miss the start of the
new Absa Premiership season due to injury.
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New Amakhosi coach Giovanni Solinas kicks off his tenure in earnest
with a tough trip to defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday
The Glamour Boys wrapped up their preparations this past weekend with
a clash against Cape Town City in the Mpumalanga Cultural Experience
New signing Billiat started the pre-season encounter, but was forced
off after colliding with City defender Taariq Feilies, while Tshabalala
also picked up a knock and had to be substituted in the first half.
However, Chiefs communications manager Vina Maphosa has allayed fears
over the duo's availability for the league opener at Loftus Versfeld.
"They are not serious, but we will update you about everything when
we announce our season plans next week, including injury updates,"
Maphosa was quoted as saying by Phakaathi.