The Team of Choice meet the AmaKhosi in an Absa Premiership clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium, a venue where in six games between the two sides, there have been two wins each and two draws.
Middendorp, a former Chiefs head coach, is determined to have a low key approach to the game in terms of publicity.
“I’m not looking to make headlines or to create an ‘enemy’ so I’m don’t have much to say about Chiefs. Their record speaks for itself, their position on the league table, their goal difference.
“I’m focussed on my own team. Yende misses the game and we have a few players with knocks, but I expect them to recover, everyone wants to play in this game,” he told maritzburgunited.co.za.
Team news from Chiefs is that Siphiwe Tshabalala has picked up a knock and may not make the game, while defenders Jimmy Jambo, Siboniso Gaxa, Morgan Gould and Jimmy Tau are all sidelined with injury.
AmaKhosi coach Stuart Baxter had the following to say on his thoughts on the match:
“They are a good side, very well organised. They are very strong, especially in the middle. In fact they have a very good spine. We know that it is going to be a tough game,” he told KickOff.
Please note that tickets for the match are sold out.