Bidvest Wits v Kaizer Chiefs starting XI: Leonardo Castro starts on the bench yet again

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Despite scoring on debut for the Glamour Boys, Castro again has to settle for a place on the bench for a third successive match

Ryan Moon and Gustavo Paez will again lead the Kaizer Chiefs attack against Bidvest Wits on Saturday evening. 

This forces Leonardo Castro to start on the bench yet again, as Steve Komphela continues to keep faith with the majority of the players who have contributed towards their six-match unbeaten run. 

Siphelele Ntshangase also settles for a place on the bench, with Willard Katsande, George Maluleka and Siphiwe Tshabalala all named in the starting line-up.

Erick Mathoho returns to the side in the absence of Teenage Hadebe, who is suspended for the encounter. 

Kgotso Moleko keeps his place on the right hand side of the Amakhosi defence, and he will play alongside Daniel Cardoso, Siyabonga Ngezana and Philani Zulu just in front of Itumeleng Khune. 

Meanwhile, it's business as usual for the Students who are oozing with confidence following their 4-1 win over SuperSport United last weekend. 

Darren Keet retains his place between the sticks, but all eyes will definitely be on their back four as well as in the final third. 

Thulani Hlatshwayo will partner Buhle Mkhwanazi in the heart of the Wits defence.

The two towering centre-backs will be assisted by Sifiso Hlanti and Edwin Gyimah, with Denis Weildich expected to offer protection to the last line of defence. 

Daylon Claasen also cracks the nod alongside Sifiso Myeni, with Lehlohonolo Majoro and James Keene leading the frontline. 

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Wits starting XI: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Khumalo, Hlanti, Claasen, Mkhwanazi, Myeni, Gyimah, Keene, Majoro, Weidlich. 

Chiefs starting XI: Khune, Cardoso, Mathoho, Ngezana, Zulu, Moleko, Katsande, Maluleka, Tshabalala, Moon, Páez.

 

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