MTN8: How Kaizer Chiefs could line up against Orlando Pirates

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Gavin Hunt, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2020
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Amakhosi will be looking to grab the first-leg advantage on Saturday. Goal selects coach Gavin Hunt's possible starting XI

  1. GOALKEEPER - Daniel Akpeyi
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    GOALKEEPER - Daniel Akpeyi

    The Nigeria international marked his return to the starting line-up against Chippa United with a clean sheet in midweek and he is expected to get the nod ahead of Itumeleng Khune in the Chiefs goal. 
  2. RIGHT-BACK - Reeve Frosler
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    RIGHT-BACK - Reeve Frosler

    The new Bafana Bafana international proved why he is among the best right-backs in the country with a solid performance against Chippa. 
  3. LEFT-BACK - Philani Zulu
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    LEFT-BACK - Philani Zulu

    The utility player flourished in the left-back position against the Chilli Boys after starting ahead of Yagan Sasman and he is most likely to keep his place in the team.
  4. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Daniel Cardoso
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Daniel Cardoso

    The no-nonsense defender remains Chiefs' first-choice centre-back and he is also the team's main penalty-taker.
  5. CENTRAL DEFENDER - Siyabonga Ngezana
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    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Siyabonga Ngezana

    The 23-year-old caught the eye with an impressive display at the heart of the defence against Chippa and he could be rewarded with another start in the Soweto Derby.
  6. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Willard Katsande
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Willard Katsande

    The former Zimbabwe captain is most likely to be recalled to the starting line-up in order to reinforce the midfield with his experience and quality after being benched against Chippa.
  7. CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Njabulo Blom
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    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Njabulo Blom

    The gifted Chiefs academy graduate produced one of his best performances for the first team against the Chilli Boys and he did enough to warrant a start in the Soweto Derby.
  8. RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Lebogang Manyama
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    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Lebogang Manyama

    The 2019/20 PSL Midfielder of the Season award nominee excelled in the right-wing position in midweek and he remains one Chiefs' best players. 
  9. LEFT MIDFIELDER - Nkosingiphile Ngcobo
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    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Nkosingiphile Ngcobo

    The attacking midfielder was one of the reasons why Chiefs defeated the Chilli Boys and he was deservedly named Man of the Match. He is set to make his third successive start against Pirates. 
  10. STRIKER - Khama Billiat
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    STRIKER - Khama Billiat

    The Zimbabwe international is one of the first names on Hunt's team sheet and he is expected to start on Saturday.
  11. STRIKER - Leonardo Castro
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    STRIKER - Leonardo Castro

    The Colombian marksman is Chiefs' first-choice striker in the absence of Samir Nurkovic and he is set to lead Amakhosi's attack this weekend.