What is clear to all is that Kaizer Chiefs have serious injury problems. Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Matthew Booth, believes that their biggest problem right now would be if Siyabonga Ngezana got injured as that would leave Kaizer Chiefs with a real crisis.
ThisIsFootball.Africa spoke to Booth in an exclusive interview.
“Saile Basomboli, I don’t think it will be much of a blow, because they’ve got enough attacking options to cover him,” Booth told ThisIsFootball.Africa
“For me it’s more of a dilemma in terms of Zitha Kwinika and how to replace him. Obviously, he plays with Edmilson Dove who is a left footer, so if you are looking at Thabani Dube who is another left footer, I don’t think it would be the correct balance to have two left footers at centre-back.
“You would probably then have to look at Njabulo Ncgobo, to come in alongside Dove,” continued Booth who also turned out for the Cape Town Spurs.
“Which means maybe Siyabonga Ngezana will most likely play at right-back again. Although Kwinika also played at right back. Looking at their bench against Richards Bay, there is no natural right back to fill in that spot. I should imagine they will push Ngezana to right back again, and bring in Ncgobo as the right-centre-back with Dove and Sifiso Hlanti at left back. That would be my back four, but they have a week to decide before their next game, so anything can happen.”
With Dillan Solomons, Reeve Frosler and Kwinika injured, the former Bidvest Wits defender admitted that Kaizer Chiefs could have a right back crisis if Ngezana gets injured too, leaving them with no one else to fill the void.
“They certainly would have a crisis if Ngezana gets injured, obviously with Njabulo Blom being sold, which was kind of a forced sale,” added Booth.
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