Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt received both good and bad player news ahead of his team’s crucial CAF Champions League first-leg tie against Simba SC on Saturday, 15 May.

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Firstly, the positive news.

Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic returns after serving his CAF Champions League suspension and is available for selection to lead the Amakhosi attack.

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Player Updates

Samir Nurković is back from serving his CAF Champions League suspension and is available for selection tomorrow#TotalCAFCL #Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/pHctLFA80l

— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) May 14, 2021

However, the bad news is that Kaizer Chiefs will have to make do with veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune who picked up a fourth yellow card and is therefore suspended for one CAF Champions League match.

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The 33-year-old will be available for selection for the second-leg tie in Tanzania next Saturday, 22 May.

In his absence at the FNB Stadium, Hunt is expected to call on Daniel Akpeyi to start in goal with Bruce Bvuma among the substitutes.

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Finally, there remains uncertainty over the availability of Khama Billiat after he received another knock to his leg.

At this stage the smart money is on the Zimbabwean not being medically cleared to play.

As reported by The South African website earlier in the week, Leonardo Castro has also been ruled out of the match with a groin injury.

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