Match Preview: Black Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs Sunday April, 14 2019, 00:00

Match Preview: Black Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs, Odds Black Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs

Black Leopards will be chasing a victory to move them away from relegation trouble when they host unpredictable Kaizer Chiefs in Saturday's Premiership contest at Thohoyandou Stadium.


Leopards coach Dylan Kerr read the riot act to his players following the 2-0 defeat to Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.


Kerr said his side did not play well and were not professional in their approach after the final whistle.


He said:

What really angered me after is that we just got beaten. I'm angry and my players are happy and smiling and doing high fives. That hurts me as a former player and as a former NSL player. I just don't get it.


"Yes, they are former teammates and yes, they are good friends and I like that. But you should not do that when we are leaving the ground, not straight after the final whistle.


"Maybe that's me being British and I don't mean any offence to African players but I'm absolutely devastated. I'm absolutely heartbroken at the way we played in the second half.


"At half time I still thought we were in the game and I still thought, 'We have a chance'. The instructions were to keep the ball and keep pressing them high. This was not the Leopards I know


The result means Lidoda Duvha are still in relegation danger as they occupy 12th position on 25 points, just one point clear of Free State Stars in 15th spot.


Meanwhile, Chiefs come into the game after a surprise defeat to Baroka last Saturday. The Glamour Boys have virtually secured a top eight position but will want to finish as high up the table as possible.


Nonetheless, coach Ernst Middendorp has promised to make changes to his starting-11 this weekend as he was not happy with the commitment levels against Bakgaga.


In team news, Leopards report no notable injury concerns or suspensions and add that the game is sold out.


For Chiefs, Lebohang Manyama, Eric Mathoho and Khama Billiat have returned to training but may not be match fit for Saturday.


Kickoff is 15:00 in Thohoyandou.

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