Chiefs players to watch v Galaxy


Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt will have his job cut out for him this evening as his charges take on a defiant TS Galaxy side in a DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium (kickoff at 19:30).

The Soweto giants have endured a difficult start to their season, suffering devastating defeats at the hands of archrivals Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

While it is still early days in the 2020/21 season, Chiefs have picked up three points from their two matches so far.

The expectations are that Chiefs should beat Galaxy even though the previous meeting between the two sides, saw the Rockets shock Amakhosi in the 2019 Nedbank Cup final.

Here are three Chiefs players, to keep an eye on this evening.

Leonardo Castro

Castro’s rustiness might still be showing after he only recently returned to the starting XI as he missed the final four games of last season. But the Colombian certainly has the ability to make Dan Malesela’s men pay, should they give him a sniff.

The 31-year-old has proved to be an important focal point in the Amakhosi attack with his ability to bring down the long ball and link up with his teammates.

Daniel Cardoso

Well, Hunt has been chopping and changing his backline in the last three matches with Cardoso being a permanent member in the heart of defence in all the matches.

Cardoso’s experience and calming presence will be imperative in organising the Chiefs defence as they will attempt to shut out Galaxy’s forward line.

The 31-year-old played in every minute of every game last campaign and it looks like he will continue to be a key part of the Amakhosi’s plans this season.

Khama Billiat

Tonight’s match provides an ideal opportunity for Billiat to not only regain some much-needed confidence but also remind South African football fans what he is capable of.

Billiat has already shown glimpses of his old self in Chiefs’ first three matches of the season with Hunt looking to get the best out of the Zimbabwean. He has put in a good shift so far.

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By FARPost Reporter

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