Emmanuel Adebayor and Robinho are both set to play some part in tomorrow’s final of the Vodacom Challenge against the Kaizer Chiefs.
But Carlos Tevez will not feature in the contest that can be seen exclusively live on mcfc.co.uk from 1.30pm (kick-off 2pm).
Argentine ace Tevez is struggling with a heel injury and boss Mark Hughes confirmed this afternoon that he would not be risked.
“It is a shame for him, for us and for the South African public but unfortunately these things happen,” declared the manager.
“Carlos has had a continual problem with his heel and we had it checked yesterday. He is probably going to miss a week of training.”
There are no such problems with Adebayor or Robinho although the Brazilian star arrived only a couple of days ago following his honeymoon.
“We have checked Emmanuel out and he has looked good so far, his fitness levels are fine and he could play a significant part tomorrow,” concluded the manager.
City will be looking for a second win over the Chiefs after the 1-0 success on Tuesday night when Stephen Ireland scored the goal. The Chiefs qualified for the decider by getting the better of the Orlando Pirates in a penalty shoot out on Thursday.