Has Samir Nurkovic ALREADY played his final match for Kaizer Chiefs?

Has Samir Nurkovic ALREADY played his final match for Kaizer Chiefs?

IF reports that Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic is on his way out of Naturena are true, then he’s already played his final match for Kaizer Chiefs.

That’s because the 29-year-old has been ruled out of Amakhosi’s final two matches of the season with a knee injury.

Interim coach Arthur Zwane confirmed as much ahead of the Glamour Boys’ penultimate match on Saturday.

Kaizer Chiefs have been hard-hit by injuries in the run-in to the close of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season.

Amakhosi are still battling for a possible CAF spot next season, although their chances appear to be dwindling by the day and the matter is no longer under their control.

Kaizer Chiefs missing a number of key players

Ahead of Saturday, 14 May’s second-last match of the season away against Sekhukhune United, the Glamour Boys will be without a number of key players, Zwane confirmed.

“In terms of preparations, so far so good. The boys look okay, it’s only the injuries we have that are now killing our momentum in terms of the combinations.

“Losing (Phathutshedzo) Nange, who is suspended, and (Kearyn) Baccus, because of a thigh injury, we thought he was going to be available.

“We tried to push it, thinking he might pass a late fitness test, unfortunately, he could not make it and he’s not going to be available for this game.

“Keagan Dolly has a calf injury as well, which he picked up on Wednesday. He’s going to be out for 6-8 weeks. (Samir) Nurkovic is going to be out with a knee injury.

“So all those injuries happened towards the end of our preparations. Now we had to reassert other things and prepare the team in terms of combination play,” Zwane lamented.

Kick-off at Ellis Park on Saturday is at 15:00.

Kaizer Chiefs will conclude their season next Saturday, 21 May at home against Swallows.

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane. Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs

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