Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane is sweating over the fitness of three of his star players ahead of their match against Richards Bay on Saturday.

Chiefs were not in midweek action and are keen to bounce back from their 4-0 humbling at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns last week when they take on high-flying Richards Bay.

However, there are three players who are doubtful for Chiefs ahead of the clash with Siyethemba Sithebe and George Matlou carrying niggles, while Khama Billiat has been struck by flu.

Ashley Du Preez, meanwhile, remains out with a hamstring injury.

“We still going to miss Ashley who is going to be out for some time. George is doubtful as well.

It is these two players and other players like Sithebe who are a little bit tight, because if you remember Sithebe was out for some time not playing competitive football, we brought him [in] and he had to play about three games in 10 days, and we expected that.

That is why I had to substitute him, I was thinking that if we are to keep him on the field then we are risking injuries and we’ll need him for this game, hopefully he’ll be fine,” Zwane told journalists at the club’s media open day.

“Khama has got a bout of flu, we don’t know whether he is going to be available or not. We’ll see how he responds between today and tomorrow,” he said.

The club’s new striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana will not be available for the clash with the club confirming they are working on securing a work permit for the Burundi international.

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