Caf Champions League: How Kaizer Chiefs could start against Petro de Luanda

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The Soweto giants will square off with the former Angolan champions on Saturday. Goal predicts Amakhosi's possible starting XI

  1. GOALKEEPER - Daniel Akpeyi

    GOALKEEPER - Daniel Akpeyi

    The Nigeria international is expected to start for Amakhosi in the absence of Itumeleng Khune, who will be unavailable due to a family bereavement. 
  2. RIGHT-BACK - Reeve Frosler

    RIGHT-BACK - Reeve Frosler

    The South Africa under-23 international could be redeployed to the right-back position with Chiefs' first-choice left-back Philani Zulu available for selection. 

  3. LEFT-BACK - Philani Zulu

    LEFT-BACK - Philani Zulu

    Zulu is likely to return to the starting line-up for the first time since the PSL clash against AmaZulu FC on February 17. 
  4. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Erick Mathoho

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Erick Mathoho

    The experienced defender looks set to start for the Soweto giants after missing the clash against Wydad Casablanca due to a family bereavement.
  5. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Anthony Akumu

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Anthony Akumu

    Akumu could retain his place in the starting line-up as he has become Hunt's first-choice central defender. 
  6. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Njabulo Blom


    Blom is a permanent fixture in the Chiefs starting line-up and he was the only central midfielder, who played the entire match against Wydad with Kearyn Baccus and Willard Katsande being substituted. 
  7. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Kearyn Baccus

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Kearyn Baccus

    The 29-year-old looked the most likeliest Chiefs player to score against Wydad as he found himself in good positions and he is unlikely to be dropped. 
  8. ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Nkosingiphile Ngcobo

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Nkosingiphile Ngcobo

    The goalscoring midfielder is another player who could be recalled to the starting line-up with Chiefs in need of goals having failed to score in their last two games. 
  9. RIGHT FORWARD - Lebogang Manyama

    RIGHT FORWARD - Lebogang Manyama

    Manyama will take greater responsibility for scoring goals in the absence of strikers Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro. 
  10. LEFT FORWARD - Bernard Parker

    LEFT FORWARD - Bernard Parker

    The versatile attacker is expected to start in the attack and it will be an opportunity for him to impress and cement his place in the starting line-up. 
  11. CENTRE FORWARD - Lazarous Kambole

    CENTRE FORWARD - Lazarous Kambole

    Kambole made a substitute appearance against Wydad as Chiefs looked to pull one back in the closing stages and he could be handed a starting berth.