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Thursday, 28 March 2024 14:49

Two key Kaizer Chiefs players suspended for Cape Town City clash.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Kaizer Chiefs will be without their regular midfield duo of Yusuf Maart and Edson Castillo in their upcoming crucial match against Cape Town City on the 30th of March 2024.

The match is scheduled to take place at Athlone Stadium and kick-off is set for 15:30.

Maart and Castillo are suspended after both picked up their fourth yellow cards of the season in the 3-2 Soweto derby defeat to Orlando Pirates on March 9.

Chiefs have had a three week break since then, as they were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup and did not play in the last 16, which was followed by the international break.

The absence of Maart and Castillo may well give a chance to Sibongiseni Mthethwa to make his eighth league start of the season for Chiefs in midfield.

Mthethwa was signed amid much fanfare by Chiefs from Stellenbosch just before the September transfer window closed last year, but has yet to make as much of an impact as may have been hoped for by the Amakhosi faithful.

Amakhosi will get a boost in defence, meanwhile, as Mozambican defender Edmilson Dove is available again after a two match ban served following his red card against Moroka Swallows.

Chiefs are looking to bounce back to winning ways after the defeat to the Buccaneers, while City are seeking a first victory of the year, after five games in all competitions without a victory in 2024.