Gustavo Paez (right) has replaced Bernard Parker in the Kaizer Chiefs starting line-up for the clash against Highlands Park. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Striker Gustavo Paez has been given the nod to start for Kaizer Chiefs in their Absa Premiership clash against Highlands Park on Tuesday night.

Venezuelan front-man Paez comes in for Bernard Parker, who is on the bench for the showdown with the Lions of the North at the Makhulong Stadium (7.30pm kickoff).

Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas, though, has kept faith with the rest of the line-up that won their last league game 2-0 against AmaZulu on September 22.

That means that there’s no place in the starting XI for returning midfielder George Maluleka, who missed the Usuthu match with a thigh problem.

Maluleka will play off the bench, with the Amakhosi midfield marshalled by Lebogang Manyama.

Tuesday night’s clash will be played in front of a 15 000-capacity crowd after Highlands Park announced that all tickets have been sold.

Teams For Makhulong Stadium

Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune (captain), Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Siyabonga Ngezana, Daniel Cardoso, Godfrey Walusimbi, Willard Katsande, Siphelele Ntshangase, Lebogang Manyama, Khama Billiat, Dumsani Zuma, Gustavo Paez.

Substitutes: Virgil Vries, Bernard Parker, George Maluleka, Mario Booysen, Hendrick Ekstein, Philani Zulu, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya.

Highlands Park: Tapuwa Kapini, Junior Sibande, Rae, Luckyboy Mokoena, Spiwe Msimango, Mothobi Mvala, Lindokuhle Mbatha, Lesenya Ramoroka, Peter Shalulile, Thabo Motlafi, Moeketsi Sekola.

Substitutes: Marlon Heugh, Bevan Fransman, Sello Motsepe, Phoka Mofokeng, Denzil Haoseb, Sabelo Nyembe, Sphiwe Mahlangu.



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