LATEST | Escalating crisis as Kaizer Chiefs insist no football will be played, while CT City continue match preparations as usual

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Amakhosi documented two statements in first requesting a postponement of their December fixtures by the PSL. While also categorically stating that it would be unable to host Saturday's fixture due to a wave of positive Covid-19 cases.

The club announced that a minimum of 31 club personnel and staff had tested positive for Covid-19 that forced the closure of its Naturena training base.

2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 go
2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 goals) – still at SuperSport United
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadi
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadinho Mhango (Orlando Pirates, 16 goals each) – Shaulile is now at Mamelodi Sundowns while Mhango is still with Pirates
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals)
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals) – now at Swallows FC
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ra
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ramagalela (Polokwane City, 11 goals each) – Tau is now at Al Ahly while Ramagalela is at Chippa United
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goal
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goals) – now at Kaizer Chiefs
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 1
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 14 goals) – now at Pretoria Callies
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goa
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goals) – back at Free State Stars
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals)
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals) – still at Kaizer Chiefs
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goal
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goals) – retired, most recently "assisting" at Tshwane South College
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 g
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 goals) – retired, assistant coach at AmaZulu
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Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 10 winners of the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award are now

Citizens media officer Julian Bailey insisted that preparations for the much-anticipated encounter are going ahead as usual.

"I'm not sure what will happen, but I know for sure that the match officials are going to the stadium.

"We travelled to Joburg yesterday, and we are preparing for the match today like any other match. We are going through our match process like normal we had breakfast in the hotel. We're about to have our team talk, and then we're heading to the stadium.

"We've not been told to do otherwise, we have not received any correspondence, to be honest about the game being postponed or instructing us not to travel to the stadium. So for us, we have to go there.

"Probably the match officials have also not received any correspondence, they will be there. My understanding is that SuperSport will be there.

"I think the case is that Kaizer Chiefs cannot tell us or SuperSport not to go there only the league can. So until that happens we have to treat it like a normal match day."

City admitted that Chiefs cannot be treated any differently with previous cases of teams experiencing a similar health crisis.

"Ja look what the rule of the league is there's been precedence set for that," Bailey added.

"But ultimately, I think the match commissioner and the referee will decide.

"We are at their mercy, so we have to do as they tell us. They will inform us whether we will get access to the pitch, whether we will need to get kitted and get on the pitch.

"At the moment all we can do is to follow the procedure which is to be at the stadium 90 minutes before kick-off, produce a teamsheet like normal.

"Whatever happens after that is completely up to the officials."

Contacted for a comment Amakhosi communications manager Vina Maphosa said the match was not taking place.

"No, we're not playing today my leader."