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Chiefs Star Left At Home, From ‘One Of The Best’ To Left To Rest

Kaizer Chiefs Have Decided To Leave Hendrick Ekstein In Johannesburg

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by Soccer Laduma

Mar 14, 2019 12:57 PM

Tags: Kaizer Chiefs Premier Soccer League Ernst Middendorp Hendrick Ekstein PSL ABSA Premiership
Not so long ago Ernst Middendorp was calling Hendrick Ekstein ‘one of the best’ he’d ever worked with, but now – for the second consecutive game – he’s been left out of the squad.
 
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The 28-year-old has played 17 Absa Premiership games so far this season – four away from making it his busiest campaign to date – but the Siya crew has been informed that the midfield man will not be making his 18th appearance in the encounter with SuperSport United.
 
There could be suspicions that Ekstein’s absence could be in relation to his contractual situation, with the player’s future having been thrown into question given the fact that his current deal will expire at the end of the current season and – at the time of writing – there has been no official word about his future. 
 
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This weekend’s game will mark the first time this season that ‘Pule’ has been left out of the squad completely for two games in a row, and it will no doubt be disappointing for the midfielder given his coach’s recent praise of him. 
 
It is thought that Ekstein isn’t injured, having trained all week, though his absence could also just be a tactical decision from Middendorp based on the opposition, and not necessarily to do with his contract wranglings. 
 
Chiefs face SuperSport at Mbombela Stadium tomorrow evening. 
 
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56 Teenage
Mar 15, 2019 12:08 PM

Shakespeare 10 l remember the goal vividly. That was the day Chiefs should have slain Pirates. Considering guilt edge opportunities Chiefs missed l felt an 18 month pregnant elephant was aborting.

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SeaGate4
Mar 15, 2019 04:21 AM

If the majority doesn't want him at Chiefs anymore, then our supportive comments are diluted away but the boy is Chiefs material. The Coach can play players out of positions, to deem them ineffective but I've learnt the greatest mistake that ever happened to Chiefs was Bobby. Bobby can exploit players out of their talents. If Ekstien has been underpaid throughout why should we expect him to overperform for the company? The guy is merely trying to negotiate for a better salary but we say he must walk if he wants. He's not the last to be frustrated this way n we will keep losing our best players just because we are failing to see the trees for a forest. Bobby"s approach to managing players leaves much to be desired. What has the coach n Bobby done for Billiat to drop his firm? The next thing we'll be booing Billiat off cos we don't realise the problem at Chiefs is deeper than meets the eye. I boo no one, we have great players but we are failing them at Chiefs.

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Kashone
Mar 15, 2019 03:20 AM

I see another George Lebese Scenario, coming

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