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Caf Champions League: Mamelodi Sundowns' XI vs Al Ahly - Onyango doesn't make it

20:46 SAST 2022/02/26
Denis Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, October 2021
The South African league champions have named their first eleven to face their former coach in a continental duel at Cairo Stadium on Saturday night

  • Kennedy Mweene of Sundowns.

    Kennedy Mweene

    As Masandawana face what is seen as their toughest group challenge, Mweene starts instead of the injured Denis Onyango who did not concede in the previous two group games.

  • Khuliso Mudau of Mamelodi Sundowns challenges Deon Hotto of Orlando Pirates

    Khuliso Mudau

    Mudau keeps his place at right-back as he continues to cement his place as a regular starter for the Brazilians in both domestic and continental assignments.

  • Lyle Lakay Mamelodi Sundowns

    Lyle Lakay

    At left-back, Lakay is expected to get into advantageous positions in the opponent's area.

  • Brian Mandela, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    Brian Mandela

    The Kenyan - who was sidelined by injuries for the most part of the PSL's first-round - has been named again at the centre of Masandwana's defence.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    Rushine de Reuck

    Together with Mandela, the Bafana Bafana centre-back will be tasked to keep a close eye on Al Ahly's attackers led by Mohamed Sherif.

  • Rivaldo Coetzee of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Thamsanqa Gabuza of Supersport United, June 2021

    Rivaldo Coetzee

    At the centre of midfield, the 25-year-old will have the huge task of frustrating Al Ahly's attacking midfielders during the Saturday clash in Cairo.

  • Andile Jali, Siphelele Luthuli, Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United, February 2022

    Andile Jali

    His experience will be key as he leads the PSL giants from deep in midfield against the African reigning champions who are under Mamelodi Sundowns'  former coach, Pitso Mosimane.

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

    Themba Zwane

    Mamelodi Sundowns' dependable attacking midfielder will face a big challenge as he comes up against Malian Aliou Dieng who has established himself as Al Ahly's strong deep-lying playmaker.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    Teboho Mokoena

    Mokoena replaced Jali in the 87th minute during the game against Al Merrikh.

  • Bradley Ralani, Sekela Sithole, Baroka FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns, February 2022

    Bradley Ralani

    He was replaced just after the hour mark by Kermit Erasmus - who is on the bench - in their last game but has been trusted with another starting role.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns & Onismor Bhasera, SuperSport United, December 2021

    Peter Shalulile

    The Namibian has been without a goal in the last four games.