Kaizer Chiefs’ new coach Giovanni Solinas has a mountain of work to do papering over the cracks of an ageing, not sufficiently replenished squad by the evidence of Tuesday night’s 3-1 Absa Premiership defeat against Bidvest Wits at FNB Stadium. Deon Hotto’s pile driver put Wits ahead in the 23rd, Leonardo Castro equalising in the 33rd. Wits’ Zimbabwean signing Terrence Dzvukumanja opened his Premier Soccer Leauge (PSL) account in the 43rd, Gift Motupa adding the third two minutes after the break. Solinas named the same starting XI in his second game who had largely matched champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the Italian’s first match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Breaking news was that Wits counterpart Gavin Hunt, criticised for his tinkering in last season’s disastrous 13th-placed season, named an unchanged XI too. The lineup that had incorporated five signings — Robyn Johannes, Hotto, Motupa, Mxolisi Macuphu and Dzvukumanja — to brush past Free State Stars 3-0 on Saturday was retaine...

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