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Predicting Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face SuperSport United in Tshwane Derby clash

21:08 GMT+3 15/01/2023
Cassius Mailula, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023
Masandawana will be seeking vengeance when they take on their Tshwane rivals in an eagerly anticipated encounter.

On Monday, Mamelodi Sundowns are set to welcome SuperSport United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium where they have won eight PSL matches in a row. 
SuperSport are one of the two teams to have defeated Masandawana in the league this season and coach Rhulani Mokwena's side will be looking to avenge the 2-1 loss to Matsatsantsa in the first round league last September.
GOAL takes a look at how Sundowns are likely to start in this Tshwane Derby clash.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    Masandawana's in-form shot-stopper will be determined to keep a clean sheet after his eight-match run without conceding came to an end during Downs' 2-1 win over Chippa United on Tuesday.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    RIGHT-BACK - Khuliso Mudau

    The Bafana Bafana international will be bracing himself for a battle with SuperSport's exciting left-winger Thapelo Maseko who enjoys dribbling past his defenders before delivering crosses.

  • Sifiso Ngobeni of Mamelodi Sundowns.

    LEFT-BACK - Sifiso Ngobeni

    The 25-year-old was impressive after he replaced the injured Aubrey Modiba during the game against Chippa and he could be rewarded with a starting role.

  • Mothobi Mvala, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Mothobi Mvala

    The versatile player has done well since being deployed to central defence, but he will face his biggest challenge as a centre-back when playing against SuperSport's goalscoring machine Bradley Grobler.

  • Grant Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns, 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Grant Kekana

    The tough-tackling defender, who has been brilliant at the heart of the Sundowns defence this term, was rested in midweek and he is expected to make his return to the team against former club.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    The current season has seen the talented midfield maestro establish himself as arguably the best defensive midfielder in the country and his eye-catching exploits have kept Andile Jali on the bench.

  • Marcelo Allende, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Marcelo Allende

    The Chile international has been outstanding since Mokwena deployed him in central midfield from left wing and he has formed a great partnership with Mokoena as he impresses with his versatility. 

  • Neo Maema, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Neo Maema

    The two-footed playmaker remains one of Mokwena's key players and his main role is to link the team's midfield and attack having scored three goals and provided one assist in the league this term.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    LEFT FORWARD - Haashim Domingo

    The Cape Town-born attacker marked his return to the team from an injury with a goal against Chippa and he will be confident of finding the back of the net when he faces Matsatsantsa.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023

    RIGHT FORWARD - Themba Zwane

    The experienced attacker has led by example by producing consistent displays since being handed the Sundowns captain's armband with Jali and Dennis Onyango being benchwarmers. 

  • Cassius Mailula Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Cassius Mailula

    The highly-rated striker, who has scored five goals in five league starts this season, is most likely to keep his place in the team despite Peter Shalulile's return from injury.