The topic of Kaizer Chiefs’ squad depth has been discussed quite a bit lately. Here is a closer study of how the Amakhosi bench actually looks.
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINE-UP
Before we put our glasses on to study the second-string team, let’s first remind ourselves of Stuart Baxter’s current regular starters.
Baxter’s current team:
Petersen, Blom, Mathoho, Cardoso, Hlanti, Nange, Alexander, Billiat, Dolly, Ngcobo, Parker.
*Note: The likes of Reeve Frosler, Samir Nurkovic, and Lebogang Manyama have been excluded after spending much of the season out injured.
Based on the team above, it is a decent line-up, especially in attack with fan-favourites like Ngcobo, Dolly, and Billiat. It is in defence and especially in the center of midfield where Kaizer Chiefs fans always feel like Pirates and Sundowns have way better quality.
But just imagine the strength of this team if Baxter could get the best out of Nurkovic with Ngcobo, Dolly, and Billiat around him?
But we’re here to look at the second-string or ‘B’ team today.
AMAKHOSI’S SECOND-STRING TEAM, IS THIS STRONG ENOUGH OR TOO WEAK?
Here is the second-string line-up for you to make your own judgment:
Bvuma, Mphahlele, Dube, Njabulo Ngcobo, Ntiya-Ntiya, Akumu, Baccus, Mashiane, Zuma, Sekgota, Castro.
Bench: Khune, Ngezana, Mabiliso, Radebe, Kambole, Sifama.
So, what do you think of Kaizer Chiefs’ squad options?
Meanwhile, Amakhosi will be taking on Pirates on 5 March at the Orlando Stadium, and then go up against the DStv Premiership champions Sundowns on 8 May in Johannesburg.