After a successful campaign so far in the CAF Champions League that saw Kaizer Chiefs quality for the quarterfinals of the competition in Guinea this past weekend, the Naturena-based outfit shifts focus to domestic matters this afternoon as they travel to Limpopo to meet Baroka for a DStv Premiership clash.
The Phefeni Glamour Boys travelled back from Conakry where they drew 2-2 against Horoya that saw them advance in the continental competition and will try to pick up 3 points when they face Bakgakga this afternoon..
Only one point separate the two teams on the DStv Premiership log as Chiefs but Chiefs are ninth and Baroka are in 12th spot. Chiefs have a game in hand.
The coach has decided to put faith in the team that did duty in Guinea on Saturday with one change by bringing on striker Samir Nurković. The Serbian replaces Happy Mashiane.
Amakhosi will go for a 3-4-2-1 formation against the Limpopo side.
Itumeleng Khune will be between the sticks.
Chiefs will once again defend with Daniel Cardoso on the left, Mulomowandau Mathoho in the middle and Siyabonga Ngezana on the right.
In midfieled Njabulo Blom will work with Bernard Parker. On the wings Chiefs will have Reeve Frosler on the right and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo on the left of Amakhosi’s midfield.
Linking up with with striker will be Khama Billiat and Lebogang Manyama.
Nurković will lead the attack for the visitors.
The match officials are referee is Velaphi Sicelo. He will be assisted by Potsha Lubabalo and Mamegwa Kenny. The fourth official is Olani Kwinda.
The DStv Premiership match kicks off at 15:00 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. No spectators will be allowed in the stadium. The game will be live on SuperSport Channel 202, with regular updates of the match on Twitter @KaizerChiefs.
Chiefs XI: Khune (32); Mathoho (3), Ngezana (30), Cardoso (4); Frosler (23), Blom (45), Ngcobo (37), Parker © (25), Manyama (21); Billiat (11), Nurković
Subs: Bvuma (44); Mphahlele (2), Zulu (22), Sasman (20), Baccus (6), Mashiane (19), Katsande (31), Zuma (28), Kambole (7)
Coach: Gavin Hunt
Baroka XI: Masuluke (30); Mphahlele (35), Gebhardt © (3), Sibiya (6), Makume (5), Mosele (14), Masiya (21), Phiri JR (10), Makgopa (27) Monama (28), Mbulu (9),
Subs:Mbiza (40); Seema (4), Shozi (18), Patjie (20), Dickens (19), Farmer (33); Kambala (17), Mogale (15), Kamatuka (37)
Coach: Thoka Matsimela