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Paez omitted from Chiefs' CAF squad

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed a 24-man squad for the preliminary stages of their 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup campaign, with several notable players left out.

Amakhosi will begin their continental quest on Wednesday with the hosting of Tanzanian-Zanzibarian side Zimamoto at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

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The return leg will see them travel to Zanzibar next Wednesday, with further details still to be confirmed.

Of their 33-man squad, Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas will be utilising only 24 of those for the preliminary rounds before being eligible to register six more before the group stages – should they advance.

Amongst those omitted are defenders Letlhogonolo Mirwa and Kgotso Moleko, midfielders Wiseman Meyiwa (still in hospital following a car crash), Khotso Malope, Joseph Molangoane (injured) and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (will be on South Africa Under-20 COSAFA duty), and forwards Bongolethu Jayiya and Gustavo Paez.

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Kaizer Chiefs’ full CAF squad:

Kaizer Chiefs’ full CAF squad:

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Virgil Vries, Bruce Bvuma.

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