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Predicting Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face Cape Town City

21:55 GMT+3 26/04/2022
Mamelodi Sundowns players, March 2022
Fresh from the shock Champions League exit, Masandawana are now left with domestic competitions to focus on

Mamelodi Sundowns welcome Cape Town City to Loftus Versfeld for a Premier Soccer League date on Wednesday.

The Brazilians are pushing for a record-extending fifth straight PSL title.

Now that they are out of contention for the Caf Champions League title, they can fully focus on domestic responsibilities where they are chasing the PSL crown and the Nedbank Cup.

By hosting City on Wednesday, Masandawana would be out to ease the agony of exiting the Champions League.

GOAL predicts how Sundowns coaches could pick their starting team on Wednesday.

  • Denis Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Denis Onyango

    In the past two Champions League games against Petro Atletico, the former Uganda captain faced what could be his toughest matches in recent seasons.

    He was kept busy, also conceding three goals, and he would be hoping for a game with a slower tempo on Wednesday.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    RIGHT-BACK - Khuliso Mudau

    Mudau was absent when Masandawana hosted Petro Atletico last weekend.

    But he was seen participating in full training on Monday and could be available for the City game to continue with his good form.

  • Lyle Lakay, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    LEFT-BACK - Lyle Lakay

    Not only Lakay has been impressive in his defensive duties this season.

    The 30-year-old had been doing well going upfront with two league goals and six assists in 22 appearances which include 20 starts.

  • Brian Mandela Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2020

    CENTRE-BACK - Brian Onyango

    The Kenyan is buoyed by the goal he scored for Sundowns against Petro Atletico last weekend.

    He would be hoping for another notable contribution against City as the Tshwane giants want to wrap up the league title before the league campaign ends.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Rushine de Reuck

    Before Mosa Lebusa came back from injury, Sundowns were consistent at the back with De Reuck and Brian Onyango at the heart of the defence.

    It's a partnership that has proved to work and the two could be retained against City.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2021


    Having been one of Sundowns' impressive players this season, Jali disappointed last weekend and he would be keen to pick himself up on Wednesday.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    The adventurous player has a knack of scoring long-range goals like Hlompho Kekana.

    He was an unused substitute in Sunsowns' last game and his fresh legs could be needed against the Citizens.

  • Gaston Sirino, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Gaston Sirino

    Sundowns coaches were criticised for benching the Uruguayan last weekend as the team lacked creativity and attacking firepower.

    Sirino could be their response to those shortcomings.

  • Bradley Ralani, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022

    LEFT MIDFIELD - Bradley Ralani

    The 34-year-old midfielder has started four league games since joining Sundowns in January and has contributed a goal and an assist.

    His experience has been showing and is a player the Brazilians can easily reply on.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2021


    Zwane was disappointing in back-to-back matches against Petro Atletico, first by being denied by the upright post in a glorious chance away in Luanda.

    He was again denied by the woodwork, but this time from the penalty spot last weekend.

    Zwane would be out to cancel such frustrating incidents with a match-winning effort on Wednesday.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Peter Shalulile

    Just like Zwane, Shalulile failed to show up when it mattered most for Sundowns against Petro.

    But that's now water under the bridge and there is now Collins Mbesuma's PSL record season goal tally of 25 to beat.

    Shalulile is currently on 21 goals with five league games to go.