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Predicting Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face Chippa United in bid for 10th straight PSL win

12:57 AM SGT 10/1/23
Cassius Mailula, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023
The Brazilians are back at home following a fruitful trip to KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend where they collected maximum points

Mamelodi Sundowns will be hoping to maintain their great form when they host Chippa United in a Premier Soccer League match at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday.

Rolling past Chippa would hand Masandawana a 10th consecutive league victory and they would match a record they attained during the 2013/14 season on their way to the title triumph.

It is the start of the second half of the league campaign for log leaders Sundowns who already enjoy a 10-point lead.

GOAL predicts how coach Rhulani Mokwena could select his starting team on Tuesday.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    Williams is now sitting on seven consecutive league games without conceding a goal.

    That speaks volumes about how Masandawana have been steely at the back and how the Bafana Bafana captain has been unyielding between the sticks.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    RIGHT-BACK - Khuliso Mudau

    One player who does his job quietly but effectively, Mudau is almost guaranteed to start on the right side of defence.

  • Aubrey Modiba Monnapule Saleng

    LEFT-BACK - Aubrey Modiba

    Modiba was selected ahead of Sifiso Ngobeni in the last game against Richards Bay and he gave a good account of himself, providing an assist for Cassius Mailula.

    He will be bracing up to deal with Chippa's speedy right winger Thabiso Lebitso or Khanyisile Mayo.

  • Mothobi Mvala, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Mothobi Mvala

    Mvala is now a first-choice centre-back, managing to relegate Rushine de Reuck to the bench.

    The absences of Mosa Lebusa, Brian Onyango and Rivaldo Coetzee are not being felt.

  • Grant Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns, 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Grant Kekana

    Kekana has formed a formidable partnership with Mvala at the back and they are part of this run of clean sheets.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    Mokoena seems to be enjoying his role as a midfield anchorman without the support of another defensive midfielder.

    But that has limited his tendency of going forward, but still, he has been outstanding in the middle of the park.

  • Marcelo Allende, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Marcelo Allende

    The Chile international has started nine league games this season and is set to start again.

    He would be hoping to add to his two PSL goals and one assist.

  • Neo Maema, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023

    LEFT MIDFELDER - Neo Maema

    Maema has been one of the outstanding Sundowns players this season.

    The former Bloemfontein Celtic star has turned himself into a key player and Chippa would want to plan heavily to subdue him.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Haashim Domingo

    The 27-year-old started against Richards Bay and repaid Mokwena's faith in him by grabbing Sundowns' second goal.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023


    In the absence of Denis Onyango and Andile Jali, Zwane has been showing his leadership qualities in this Masandawana team.

    He would want to lead them again to a record-matching 10-match winning streak.

  • Cassius Mailula Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Cassius Mailula

    The absence of Peter Shalulile has not been felt as Mailula has stepped up to take responsibility for spearheading the Masandawana attack.

    The 21-year-old has now scored five PSL goals in seven games and has turned himself into a reliable striker in a short space of time.