Just days after Itumeleng Khune was ruled out for the rest of the season, Kaizer Chiefs suffered another blow to their defence ahead of their Premiership clash against AmaZulu on Wednesday.
Lorenzo Gordinho, who returned from a lengthy loan spell at Bloemfontein Celtic recently, sustained a broken hand during a MultiChoice Diski Challenge match at the weekend, and will require surgery.
“It’s unfortunate Lorenzo Gordinho is ruled out with a hand fracture. We are still waiting for Ramahlwe Mphahlele to return to full fitness as well,” Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp told the club’s website on Wednesday.
“We hope to not have Lorenzo out for too long. There’s still a bit of time required to have Joseph Molangoane, Itumeleng Khune, Philani Zulu and Mulomowandau Mathoho return to action.”
While Chiefs pulled off a stunning 2-0 victory in their last league outing against log leaders Wits, they are still smarting from the past weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Zesco United in the Caf Confederation Cup in Zambia.