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Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs


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Majoro: A Major miss

Table toppers Kaizer Chiefs will be keen to keep a threatening Orlando Pirates at bay when they travel to the Peter Mokaba Stadium to take on PSL strugglers Black Leopards on Wednesday.


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Stuart Baxter's men hold a slim two-point advantage at the top of the Premiership table with the Bucs breathing down their necks with a game in hand.

The Glamour Boys have not tasted defeat in the last six matches and played out a goalless draw against Mamelodi Sundowns and a 2-1 win over Free State Stars since the start of the second half of the PSL season.

Baxter will be without George Lebese, who has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after fracturing his collarbone in the victory over Ea Lla Koto over the weekend.

The Englishman also confirmed Willard Katsande is set to return to the squad, while Lehlohonolo Majoro will be serving his suspension after 'The Major' picked up his fourth yellow against Steve Komphela's side.

"Willard is a welcome return to the squad and he will no doubt add the skills that he provides to the team. He is a fierce competitor and always fights for the team," Baxter told the club's official website.

Tsepo Masilela and Eric Mathoho will be handed late fitness tests after recovering from their respective knocks.

Leopards, meanwhile, are currently in 13th position in the standings, but will be aware that a loss could see them drop to the foot of the table, depending on results elsewhere.

Lidoda Duvha have failed to win in each of their last six fixtures and have lost to both Bidvest Wits and Chippa United since returning from the PSL mid-season break.

The Limpopo based outfit have no suspension concerns to deal with while their fine disciplinary record this season also means there are no concerns about any player picking up a fourth yellow card and potential one-match ban.

Posted: 19/02/13 15:10

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