SuperSport United to face Kaizer Chiefs without Bradley Grobler

The prolific goal poacher will be a notable absentee for the Tshwane giants when they travel to Durban for their clash against Amakhosi

As they turn their attention to the Telkom Knockout Cup quarter-final clash against Kaizer ChiefsSuperSport United will be without striker Bradley Grobler.

Grobler took to his personal Twitter account to announce the news that he will be out for a while owing to a groin injury. He also thanked the club, supporters, teammates and the medical team for giving him support through these testing times.

Having failed to defend their MTN8 Cup trophy where they lost to Cape Town City last month, Matsantsantsa coach Kaitano Tembo will pin his hopes on hitmen such as James Keene and Evans Rusike to score goals against coach Giovanni Solinas' men.

Moreover, the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup finalists will also miss midfielder and skipper Dean Furman for the clash as he continues to recover from a fractured arm.

Heading to the eagerly anticipated encounter in Durban on Sunday, SuperSport are struggling in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) as they have drawn three of their matches to Baroka FC, Polokwane City and Golden Arrows.

However, beating Rise and Shine in the opening stage of the cup competition means they have boosted their chances of doing well in their quest to lift a trophy or two this term.

The quarter-final clash will be the two teams third meeting this season following Tembo's 3-2 aggregate win over the Soweto giants in the Wafa Wafa tournament.

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In addition, the match will grant Solinas and his men an opportunity to return to winning ways after their 2-1 loss to rivals Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby last weekend at the FNB Stadium.

For Amakhosi, they will also be without midfielder Lebogang Manyama, who suffered a car crash a few weeks ago and hurt his arm.