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Predicting Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face Kaizer Chiefs in Gauteng Derby clash

19:11 EAT 20/01/2023
Cassius Mailula of Mamelodi Sundowns.
Masandawana are the favourites to win this eagerly anticipated match, but how are they likely to line up against Amakhosi?

Mamelodi Sundowns will be away to Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Saturday with three important points at stake.
The Tshwane giants are determined to secure a record-breaking 12th successive victory in the PSL when they face a struggling Amakhosi side in Nasrec.
GOAL took a look at how Sundowns could start in this Gauteng Derby encounter.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    The in-form shot-stopper saved Khama Billiat's penalty in the first round league clash as Sundowns hammered Chiefs 4-0 last August and he will be looking to keep his 13th league clean sheet of the season. 



  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    RIGHT-BACK - Khuliso Mudau

    The Limpopo-born full-back, who remains Downs' first-choice right-back, will be eager to produce an improved performance having been tormented by Thapelo Maseko during Monday's clash against SuperSport United.

  • Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    LEFT-BACK - Aubrey Modiba

    The Bafana Bafana international has established himself as Sundowns' first-choice left-back in the current campaign and Chiefs will be wary of Modiba who will pose a threat to Amakhosi from set-pieces.


  • Mothobi Mvala, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Mothobi Mvala

    The former South Africa under-23 international has adapted quickly to his new role as a centre-back and coach Rhulani Mokwena has lauded his ball-playing ability and determination. 



  • Rushine de Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Rushine de Reuck

    The 27-year-old, who has been fantastic since he made his return to the starting line-up with Grant Kekana being dropped to the bench, will be up against PSL's joint-top scorer Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.


  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    The technically gifted midfielder is the glue that keeps Sundowns' midfield together and he will be looking to dominate the midfield battle in order to put his side in a good position to win the match.

  • Marcelo Allende, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Marcelo Allende

    The diminutive midfielder was not at his best on Monday, but Mokwena is likely to keep his faith in him as the South American has had one poor game since being redeployed to midfield.

  • Neo Maema, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Neo Maema

    The left-footed playmaker has become a permanent fixture in the starting line-up since Mokwena was appointed Sundowns' sole head coach last October due to Maema's consistency and high work rate.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023

    LEFT FORWARD - Themba Zwane

    The 2019-20 PSL Footballer of the Season tends to bring his A game to big matches and he has the ability to single-handedly inspire the Brazilians to a victory over the Glamour Boys.

  • Cassius Mailula Mamelodi Sundowns.

    RIGHT FORWARD - Cassius Mailula

    The in-form attacker, who grabbed his third assist of the season against SuperSport, could be redeployed to right forward in order to accommodate Peter Shalulile in the starting line-up.



  • Peter Shalulile Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Peter Shalulile

    The two-time PSL Golden Boot winner has looked sharp as a substitute in the last two matches and he might be handed a starting berth having grabbed a brace against Chiefs in the first round clash.