Mamelodi Sundowns

Caf Champions League: Predicting Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face Al Hilal

21:00 EAT 18/03/2022
Mamelodi Sundowns players, March 2022
Who will start for Masandawana as they battle a long injury list?

Mamelodi Sundowns will be away to reigning Sudanese champions Al Hilal in their penultimate Group A game on Saturday.

GOAL predicts Masandawana's starting line-up;

  • Kennedy Mweene, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    GOALKEEEPER - Kennedy Mweene

    The Zambian legend has been excellent in this season's Champions League having two well-deserved clean sheets against Al Ahly.
    Mweene will now be keen to make it three successive clean sheets in the continental tournament as he continues to enjoy regular game time in the absence of Downs' first-choice keeper Denis Onyango.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022

    RIGHT-BACK - Khuliso Mudau

    The new Bafana Bafana international has been one of the most consistent Sundowns players this term and his exploits have earned him his maiden national team call-up. 
    Having made Masandawana's right-back position his own, Mudau is set to make his 23rd appearance across all competitions for Masandawana in the current campaign.

  • Lyle Lakay, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    LEFT-BACK - Lyle Lakay

    Arguably among the best left-backs based in Africa, the SuperSport United academy product is in good form at the moment.

    Lakay has formed a great telepathic understanding with Peter Shalulile and he provided the assist for the Namibia international's goal against Al Ahly last weekend.

  • Brian Mandela, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Brian Mandela

    Lebusa's injury has seen the bulky centre back establish himself as a regular at the Chloorkop-based giants.

    Mandela's aerial prowess will be important against Al Hilal, who tend to play a lot of crosses and long balls into the opposition's box.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    CENTRAL DEFENDER - Rushine De Reuck

    The former FC Pacos de Ferreira reserve team player will be bracing himself for another battle with Al Hilal's star striker Mohamed Abdelrahman.
    De Reuck was able to keep the dangerous marksman quiet in the reverse fixture as Downs defeated Al Hilal 1-0 in Rustenburg last month. 

  • Mothobi Mvala of Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Mothobi Mvala

    The hard-working box-to-box midfielder has had to step up while operating as a defensive midfielder with Coetzee out injured.
    Mvala was able to neutralise Al Ahly's influential midfield maestro Aliou Dieng last weekend and the Mali international had to been substituted.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2021


    The Matatiele-born midfielder is the heartbeat of Masandawana's midfield and he has been tipped to be nominated for the 2021-22 PSL Footballer of the Season award.

    Jali will be looking to dominate the midfield battle and put the Tshwane giants in a good position to defeat Al Hilal.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Haashim Domingo

    The former Vitoria Guimaraes playmaker was able to get himself into goalscoring positions against Al Ahly, but he was let down by some poor finishing.
    Domingo, who has been enjoying regular game time with Mkhulise and Sirino out injured, is expected to keep his place in the team.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    LEFT FORWARD - Peter Shalulile

    The versatile forward has rediscovered his scoring form in the last few weeks having scored in each of his last three matches across all competitions.

    Shalulile will be confident of continuing his scoring form when he faces the Blue Wave, who defeated their Sudanese rivals Al Merrikh in their previous Group A game on March 11.

  • Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Mohamed Ouattara of Al Hilal, February 2022

    RIGHT FORWARD - Themba Zwane

    The influential attacker produced one of his best performances this season against Al Ahly and he was just unlucky not to score on the day.

    However, Zwane netted the only goal of the match against Al Hilal last month and he will be eager to score again when he faces the 28-time Sudanese champions.

  • Pavol Safranko, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2021

    CENTRE FORWARD - Pavol Safranko

    The Slovakia international made his return from injury last weekend and he came close to scoring against the 10-time African champions.

    Safranko is most likely to be recalled to the starting line-up having scored five goals from eight starts in domestic competitions this term.