Kaizer Chiefs to monitor Katsande, while Maluleka and Paez should return for Cape Town City clash

Katsande is facing a race against time to be fit for Saturday's match, while Maluleka and Paez are both expected to be return to training this week

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that Willard Katsande fractured a bone in his face during the Nedbank Cup match against Golden Arrows last weekend. 

According to the medical team, led by Dave Milner, the 30-year-old midfielder had to be taken to hospital for surgery, and he will continue to be monitored throughout the week to see how he responds to treatment.  

“Katsande has fractured a bone in his face. He was taken to hospital for a surgery,” Milner told the Amakhosi website. 

“Katsande will be under observation this week. We will see how he responds to treatment during the week and take it from there,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Milner said the club expects both George Maluleka and Gustavo Paez to return to the training grounds this week. The duo missed the clash against Abafana Bes'thende through injuries.

Maluleka has a calf strain, while Paez is recovering from a hamstring injury. 

However, the good news is that they should be ready for the encounter against Cape Town City on Saturday night. 

“We hope to have Maluleka and Páez in full training this week. Maluleka has a calf strain and Páez has a hamstring problem. They are both expected to be ready for the next game,” he added.

Steve Komphela's men will be without Dumisani Zuma, who still hasn't recovered from a groin strain, the club said. 

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“Dumsani Zuma is recovering well from a groin strain. He will be out for this weekend’s match against Cape Town City,” concluded Milner. 

The Glamour Boys haven't lost a game since the start of 2018, but they will have to beat the Citizens to stay within touching of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. 

They currently trail the Brazilians by seven points with 10 league games to go before the end of the season. 

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