Kaizer Chiefs squad news: likely starting XI for Royal AM, several debutants expected!

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Arthur Zwane will be naming a completely new-look Kaizer Chiefs side to take on MaMkhize’s Royal AM in their opening DStv Premiership match on Saturday, 6 August 2022.

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Amakhosi travel to the Chatsworth Stadium with Zwane looking to orchestrate a big win for Amakhosi.

Several players will make their Amakhosi debuts as Chiefs enter a brand new era under Zwane and Dillon Sheppard.

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CHIEFS SQUAD NEWS

All eyes are focused on the goalkeeper department as this will determine the captain.

Amakhosi fans are hoping to finally see fan-favourite, Itumeleng Khune get a rare start. Therefore, captaining the Glamour Boys in their opening PSL fixture. This is highly likely given Zwane’s recent announcement.

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Itumeleng Khune
Kaizer Chiefs veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is determined to end Mamelodi Sundowns’ domestic dominance and bring silverware to Naturena. Image: Twitter/KaizerChiefsfc

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However, it is not guaranteed and if he does not start Amakhosi will have a new captain with Zitha Kwinika, Keagan Dolly, Yusuf Maart, or Khama Billiat given the armband.

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At the back, we can expect Kwinika to partner with Njabulo Ngcobo or Siyabonga Ngezana. With Dillon Solomons and Reeve Frosler, our completing a rather unique Chiefs defense.

In the midfield, Phathushedzo Nange is suspended. You can expect Yusuf Maart, Siyethemba Sithebe to earn debuts with Nkosingiphile Ngcobo likely to be given a run in the midfield. Alexander Cole may find himself on the bench, this is a fascinating point of selection for Zwane and Sheppard too.

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Then, it is amongst the forwards where Amakhosi fans should start to lick their lips with excitement and intrigue.

Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly are expected to be joined by Ashley Du Preez in the front.

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CHIEFS PREDICTED STARTING XI:

Itumeleng Khune (captain), Dillon Solomons, Zitha Kwinika, Siyabonga Ngezana, Yusuf Maart, Njabulo Blom, Siyethemba Sithebe, Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly, Ashley Du Preez.

Do you agree with our predicted Amakhosi side? Let us know in the comments below.

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