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Mamelodi Sundowns’ hectic injury list means Kaizer Chiefs had NO EXCUSE

12:30 PM EST 1/21/23
Themba Zwane Mamelodi Sundowns Coetzee Lorch Orlando Pirates Motshwari
The list of players absent for the PSL leaders is frightening

Kaizer Chiefs’ recent form may have been poor, but the Amakhosi still should have fancied their chances of inflicting some pain on Mamelodi Sundowns considering the league leaders’ extensive injury list.

The Brazilians were the walking wounded heading into Saturday’s clash, with no fewer than eight players absent and nursing fitness issues.

Despite the absentees listed here, however, the Glamour Boys failed to take their opportunity to seal all three points, with Neo Maema scoring the only goal of the game.

  • Abdelmounaim Boutouil, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2022

    Abdelmounaim Boutouil

    Recently underwent surgery and is anticipated to be out for at least another five months.

    His injury has not been specified.

  • Terrence Mashego of Cape Town City.

    Terrence Mashego

    Another player who has had to undergo surgery, Mashego has an operation to correct a thigh problem.

    He is a new signing at Sundowns, having arrived from Cape Town City.

  • Rivaldo Coetzee of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Dan Ndlovu of Baroka.

    Rivaldo Coetzee

    Still yet to play in the league this season, Coetzee is nursing a long-term injury.

  • Lebohang Maboe, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    Lebohang Maboe

    Yet another injury-hit campaign for the talented forward.

  • Bongani Zungu, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2022

    Bongani Zungu

    Mokwena remains confident that the midfielder won’t be out for too long, but he hasn’t been deemed fit enough to return for the Chiefs game.

  • Abubeker Nasir Ahmed of Mamelodi Sundowns

    Abubeker Nasir

    The Ethiopian has had a miserable time with injuries in recent months, and finds himself back on the sidelines.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    Haashim Domingo

  • Ntando Nkosi

    The youngster appears destined for great things, but is currently having to bide his time after suffering a ‘setback’ according to Rulani Mokwena.