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Mamelodi Sundowns XI to face Maritzburg United - Zwane benched as Mailula starts

10:28 PM IST 25/10/22
Themba Zwane Mamelodi Sundowns.
Themba Zwane has surprisingly been relegated to the bench as youngster Cassius Mailula starts

Mamelodi Sundowns are in KwaZulu-Natal for the first time this season to meet Maritzburg United in Tuesday's Premier Soccer League match at Harry Gwala Stadium.

It will be Rhulani Mokwena's first game in charge as Sundowns head coach.

Read how Downs will start against the Team of Choice.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    Despite conceding three goals against Orlando Pirates, Williams starts as he has established himself as the first-choice keeper.

  • Thapelo Morena, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    RIGHT-BACK - Thapelo Morena

    The speedster gets the nod ahead of Downs' first-choice right-back Khuliso Mudau who has surprisingly been benched by Mokwena.

  • Mosa Lebusa, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2021

    LEFT-BACK - Mosa Lebusa

    The experienced defender will captain the team and he will be keen to lead Masandawana to a win.

  • Rushine de Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Rushine de Reuck

    De Reuck had trouble stopping Pirates' Monnapule Saleng and will be out for an improved performance.

  • Kermit Erasmus, Orlando Pirates & Grant Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Grant Kekana

    The versatile defender, who recently scored against La Passe of Seychelles, remains a permanent fixture in the team.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    The Bafana international has established himself as Sundowns' first choice central midfielder.

  • Sphelele Mkhulise of Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Sphelele Mkhulise

    The hard-working midfielder starts ahead of Andile Jali who seems to have fallen out of favour.

  • Neo Maema Mamelodi Sundowns


    After Downs' poor performance against Pirates, Mokwena has brought in Maema for more creativity.

    Maema is also a player who can chip in with a goal on his day.

  • Cassius Mailula, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Cassius Mailula

    The Sundowns reserve team captain starts ahead of Downs' influential attacking midfielder Zwane.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Haashim Domingo

    The creative attacker makes his third start of the season in the PSL after recovering from an injury.

  • Marcelo Allende, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Marcello Allende

    Allende was not at his best against Pirates but with Peter Shalulile and Abubeker Nasir uncertain, Mokwena has found it difficult to bench the reported R51 million signing.