Levski coach Nikolay Kostov is facing a serious problem before the 1/16-final match of the Sesame Cup of Bulgaria against Dunav on Wednesday at 18:00.
The 60-year-old specialist was left without his entire starting defense for the match in Ruse. Jeremy Petris is suspended and Tsunami is out for the rest of the month due to injury. Last week, Christian Dimitrov was released from the national team camp due to an injury and it is not certain whether he will be able to recover for the match with Dunav.
Blues defensive mainstay Jose Cordoba is committed to Panama’s national team, which hosts Costa Rica in a CONCACAF Nations League match on November 21.
Thus, Kostov is left with only two players who, by their characteristics, are defenders – Kellyan van der Kaap and Patrick-Gabriel Galchev. Marin Petkov, who can be used as a left back, is engaged with the youth national team, which will host Estonia tomorrow.
Thus, Levski’s coach will most likely have to let some of the juniors into the starting line-up or retrain some of the players from the first team.