Chippa United have been dealt a terrible blow with Rhulani Manzini ruled out for six weeks with a 5th metatarsal fracture.

Manzini who has been on fire this season- scoring three goals in three matches- had to be replaced at halftime in the fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday during the MTN8 semi final first leg.

The Bushbuckridge-born Striker will miss back-to-back games in Pretoria against SuperSport United on Wednesday, 14 September,  as well as the MTN8 second semi final against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday, 21 September.

He will also miss the trip to Polokwane for the Absa Premiership encounter against Baroka FC.

Team Physio,  Mark Anderson said; “We are not 100% sure at this stage if it is a new fracture, or the same bone as last season or on the original site.”