Before the Soweto Derby, Kaizer Chiefs boss Arthur Zwane faces some difficult selection decisions. Another important player is reportedly out for the year.
According to rumors, Edmilson Dove, a center back for the Kazer Chiefs, will miss the rest of the current season due to an injury. The Soweto Derby preparations for Amakhosi just become a lot more difficult.
The unavailability of Edmilson Dove for the Soweto Derby is a major concern for Arthur Zwane, as the central defender from Mozambique has been a vital player for him this season. The recent loss against Swallows was initiated by Siyabonga Ngezana and Njabulo Ngcobo, however both have faced criticism for their actions during the game. Zwane could continue to work with them or add Zitha Kwinika to the team. Not the best of preparations.
Amakhosi is aiming for a 20th Nedbank Cup final appearance and a 14th victory. Orlando Pirates, who have already won the MTN8 this year and are in excellent form after winning six of their past seven PSL games, stands in their way. However, Chiefs’ recent success versus Pirates—five straight victories—will give them hope.
His Club Career.
Hailing from the town of Tavene in the Gaza Province, Dove played with various youth teams before arriving at Ferroviário de Maputo in 2013. He made his debut with the first team during the 2015 season, winning a league title in his first year.
In May 2016, Dove traveled to Lisbon to undergo a trial with Portuguese club Sporting CP.
In January 2017, he was signed by South African Premier Division club Cape Town City to provide defensive depth after the exit of Aubrey Modiba, their first-choice left-back. Dove initially caught their attention after an international friendly between Mozambique and South Africa that past November. He made his professional debut on 7 February, during a 3-0 victory over Highlands Park. In just his fourth appearance with the team, a win over Baroka, he was named man of the match after providing an assist to Sibusiso Masina. The Star described his play by saying that “in just four games, he’s taken the ABSA Premiership by storm.
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