Absa Premiership

Solinas explains Cardoso's Soweto derby absence

2018-11-01 14:25
Giovanni Solinas
Giovanni Solinas (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has revealed that Daniel Cardoso did not play against Orlando Pirates last Saturday due to a virus.

Amakhosi have used five central defenders this season with Cardoso and Siyabonga Ngezana the most consistent starting pair, having played seven of 15 matches together.

The centre-back last featured for the Glamour Boys in a 0-0 draw with Highlands Park at the beginning of October and played no part in the Soweto derby defeat to Pirates.

Solinas came under some scrutiny for having fielded the inexperienced Ngezana alongside Mario Booysen, though it is now clear that Cardoso could play no part as he was unwell.

He told reporters: "Also in this department [centre backs] we don't change for the sake of changing. We change because of injured players.

"For example, with Daniel Cardoso, he stayed 10 days without training because he had a gastro problem.

"It's a virus. And he also stayed separated from his teammates, because it was contagious.

"And he has not trained for 10 days. He has lost weight because he has not eaten [properly]. So, it was not possible to play with Daniel."

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  giovanni solinas  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Maritzburg United v Chippa United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v AmaZulu, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Black Leopards v Mamelodi Sundowns, Thohoyandou Stadium 19:30
Friday, 30 November 2018
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.