Stuart Baxter: Shabba Injury blow for Chiefs and Might be ruled out

Article: Nicholas Munzhedzi

Kaizer Chiefs will look to retain their place at the top of the Absa Premiership when they host Black Leopards at Soccer City on Saturday, 15 September 2012, kick-off at 20h15.

Chiefs are unbeaten thus far and have racked up seven points thanks to two wins and a draw.

“I saw that Shabba (Tshabalala) went off with a knock, but how serious that is we don’t, know,said the former national coach. “We’ve only had initial feedback from the national team saying that he did get a knock. It does’t seem serious but we are going to monitor that this morning. Baxter Said

The Soweto giants saw their 100 percent record ended in their last outing when they drew 0-0 away to Free State Stars.

The Amakhosi are placed first on the league standings after the first three rounds of matches.

“Shabba has played two games for his country. He’s travelled halfway around the world and he ended up getting a kick. i’ll be looking at the national players when they come back and it’s possible we have to rotate and give one or two of them a bit of a rest.” Added Stuart Baxter 

Leopards have also made an unbeaten start to the season, racking up five points thanks to a win and two draws.

The Limpopo side played to a goalless draw at home to Chippa United in their last league outing.

Lidoda Duvha are placed fifth on the league standings after the first three rounds of matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Leopards have met in 16 league matches since 2001/02.

The Amakhosi have seven wins, Lidoda Duvha five, and there has been four draws.

Chiefs do not have a good record at home to Leopards, with just two wins (compared to three defeats) from eight league matches.

The away team triumphed in each of the two league matches last season: 2-0 for Chiefs in Limpopo, 1-0 for Leopards in Soweto.

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