Absa Premiership

Middendorp: Chiefs trio pushing hard to make starting lineup

Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)
Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Khama Billiat, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, and Lazarous Kambole are all in with a shot at starting against AmaZulu, according to coach Ernst Middendorp.

Billiat came off the bench in Amakhosi's 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates last weekend while Ntiya-Ntiya was an unused substitute and Kambole was left out of the squad.

However, Middendorp has revealed that he is strongly considering giving all three men a chance to start against AmaZulu at FNB Stadium on Saturday as they have been working their socks off in training.

"We have competition inside [the team]. Kambole this week [has been] excellent. I don't know if he needs to be on the field to get a national team call-up, he's definitely a candidate [to play against AmaZulu]. just to give you a little bit of the inside info," said Middendorp, as quoted by SowetanLive.

"I think Khama is not happy coming on as a sub [against Pirates], good I can see it on the field here at training that he's moving. Ntiya-Ntiya. and other players are really going all out to make themselves available; this is something what we'll honour in terms of our selection."

Chiefs sit top of the Absa Premiership table with a seven-point lead over Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of the Usuthu clash.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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