Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has
confirmed that Khama Billiat, Itumeleng Khune, and Anthony Akumu will be in the
squad against Royal Eagles.
Amakhosi will host the Nedbank Cup round of 32 tie at FNB
Stadium on Saturday and many supporters are hoping to see Billiat and Khune
back in the fray after spells on the sideline due to injury - while watching
new signing Akumu in action for the first time is also an exciting prospect.
However, Middendorp has explained that even though his squad
is back to full strength there are no guarantees these players will get a
chance against the Eagles.
"So far‚ I'm aware that these questions are coming so
let me put it straight in - Anthony Akumu will be in the squad‚ and Khama
Billiat will be in the squad too. 'Itu' Khune will also be in the squad‚"
Middendorp told the press, as quoted by Sowetan Live.
"It will be the core of the players we have used in the
PSL. We had no competitive game last week.
"(But) we will not set up because everybody deserves (a
"If it is Itu‚ Khama‚ whoever - please‚ we have a
respectable team and squad for selection and sometimes players must wait for
their opportunity‚ and whenever it is right."
The cup tie will get underway at 18h00 on Saturday as Chiefs
eye a spot in the last 16.
- TeamTalk Media