Giovanni Solinas has decided to overhaul his Kaizer Chiefs team for today’s Telkom Knockout clash against Black Leopards at the FNB Stadium (3.30pm kickoff).
Following his Bafana Bafana appearances, Itumeleng Khune is only on the bench, with Virgil Vries getting a rare start in goal.
Zimbabwean star Khama Billiat has been given a breather entirely, after he picked up a back injury while on international duty in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
With Lebogang Manyama sidelined with a fractured elbow after his horrific car accident, and Leonardo Castro still out with an ankle problem, there is a new-look Chiefs attack.
Bernard Parker and Gustavo Paez are upfront, while Hendrick Ekstein will operate alongside Siphelele Ntshangase, Philani Zulu and captain Willard Katsande in midfield.
Kaizer Chiefs Team
Virgil Vries, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Erick Mathoho, Mario Booysen, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hendrick Ekstein, Willard Katsande (captain), Siphelele Ntshangase, Philani Zulu, Bernard Parker, Gustavo Paez.
Substitutes: Itumeleng Khune, Daniel Cardoso, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, George Maluleka, Bhongolethu Jayiya, Ryan Moon, Kabelo Mahlasela.
#TKO2018 - Kaizer Chiefs vs. Black Leopards
Starting 11: Vries, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Booysen, Walusimbi, Ekstein, Katsande ©, Ntshangase, Zulu, Parker, Páez
Subs: Khune, Cardoso, Ntiya-Ntiya, Maluleka, Jayiya, Moon, Mahlasela
Head Coach: Giovanni Solinas#HailTheChief pic.twitter.com/zPXdIOPB6N