Mamelodi Sundowns

Revealed: Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face Orlando Pirates - Nascimento returns

5:25 PM GMT 17/12/2021
Ricardo Nascimento, Sundowns, August 2018
Masandawana's starting line-up has been announced ahead of their PSL clash with the Buccaneers on Friday night

  • Denis Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2021

    GOALKEEPER: Denis Onyango

    The Sundowns captain has kept the most clean sheets (nine) in the PSL this season and he will be hoping to add to his tally against Pirates.

  • Grant Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2021

    RIGHT WING-BACK: Grant Kekana

    The tough-tackling defender looks set to start as a right wing-back in a 3-4-3 formation.

  • Lyle Lakay, Mamelodi Sundowns, July 2018

    LEFT WING-BACK: Lyle Lakay

    The Cape Town-born full-back, who scored with a wonderful free-kick against Pirates last season, will pose a threat to the Buccaneers from set-pieces.

  • Ricardo Nascimento, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2020

    CENTRRAL DEFENDER: Ricardo Nadcimento

    The Brazilian defender makes his first start of the season after recovering from a long-term injury.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER: Rushine De Reuck

    The 25-year-old defender keeps his place in the team despite having struggled against Baroka FC's Richard Mbulu on Tuesday and he will be keen to produce an improved performance.

  • Rivaldo Coetzee, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER: Rivaldo Coetzee

    The Ajax Cape Town academy product will operate in his natural position as a central defender.

  • Sphelele Mkhulise of Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER: Sphelele Mkhulise

    The 25-year-old retains his place in the starting line-up and he will be keen to impress in order to cement his place in the team.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2021


    The experienced player will go head to head with Pirates youngster Goodman Mosele in an interesting midfield battle between two hard-tackling midfielders.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2021

    LEFT FORWARD: Themba Zwane

    The former South Africa under-23 international scored the winning goal against Baroka and he will be eager to play a key role in helping Masandawana secure another win.

  • Thapelo Morena of Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2019

    RIGHT FORWARD: Thapelo Morena

    The versatile player looks set to start as a right forward and his speed could create problems for the Bucs defence.

  • Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns is challenged by Sibusiso Mthethwa of Stellenbosch FC, March 2021

    CENTRE FORWARD: Peter Shalulile

    The in-form striker has shrugged off the injury which he picked up against Baroka FC and he will lead the attack.