Kaizer Chiefs latest | Who’s available and who’s not for Wydad showdown?

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Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Arthur Zwane has given an update on who’s available and who’s not for Saturday’s match against Wydad Casablanca.

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Amakhosi welcome Wydad in the second leg of the CAF Champions League semi-final tie at the FNB Stadium this weekend. 

Kick-off for the crunch encounter is scheduled for 18:00 SA time.

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Speaking to the media, Zwane revealed that Khama Billiat is a major doubt for the match against Wydad as he’s slowly coming back to fitness. 

Billiat has been sidelined for over almost two months with a fractured leg he aggravated in one of the final matches of the previous season.

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“We won’t have, maybe, Khama because he is coming back to fitness, he’s been out for a while now,” said Zwane. 

“So we believe in the second leg I don’t think he will be ready to compete at this level,” reiterated Zwane.

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Furthermore, Dumisani Zuma is ruled out completely as he’s only expected to be back in action around September. 

Zuma suffered a knee injury in the first leg of the CAF Champions League quarter-final clash against Simba SC.

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“Zuma is also still out but we will come out with a plan, just like we prepared for this one (the first leg),” Zwane continued. 

The good news, though, is that Lebogang Manyama, a hat-trick hero in Amakhosi’s 3-2 win over Golden Arrows earlier this month, is back in contention.

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Manyama missed the trip to Casablanca due of a knee injury, but his return will definitely give Chiefs the much-needed firepower upfront. 

“Yes, definitely Lebo, he should be ready,” concluded Zwane.

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Chiefs need at least a draw against Wydad in the return leg to seal a passage to their final ever CAF Champions League final. 

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