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Stellenbosch FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns Preview: Kick-off time, TV channel, squad news

Masandawana are on the street after consecutive video games at domestic and that they go to a wounded Stellies

Mamelodi Sundowns are withinside the Western Cape to increase their Premier Soccer lead once they conflict in opposition to Stellenbosch FC at Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday.

The Brazilians presently experience an eight-factor lead on the pinnacle of the desk as they pass into this past due kickoff.

They ought to quit the night time eleven factors clean in the event that they beat Stellies and third-located Royal AM lose to AmaZulu in advance on.

Even if Royal AM draw in opposition to Usuthu, a win for Sundowns extends their lead via way of means of only a factor.

But victory could be important for Masandawana who're eager to enter the Christmas spoil feeling snug on the summit and go back withinside the New Year with out feeling an awful lot stress from the chasing pack.

On Saturday they'll must address a Stellenbosch aspect which has slumped after an awesome begin to the season.

Stellies are fourth at the standings with 9 factors fewer than Masandawana who've performed a recreation much less than them.

Squads & Team News

After conceding six dreams of their ultimate 3 video games, Stellenbosch train Steve Barker is probably pressured to begin veteran defender Robyn Johannes who has these days lower back from injury.

He changed into at the bench of their ultimate suit in opposition to Royal AM. There aren't anyt any suspensions withinside the Stellies squad.

Sundowns arrive at Danie Craven Stadium with out suspended veteran goalkeeper Denis Onyango who changed into red-carded of their ultimate suit in opposition to Sekhukhune United.

The Ugandan’s absence may not be an excessive amount of of a fear for Masandawana who've the similarly skilled Kennedy Mweene and Reyad Pieterse.

Sundowns co-train Rhulani Mokwena stated there are fitness headaches of their group with a few gamers hit via way of means of a bug.

One of the gamers laid low with this is Sphelele Mkhulise even as ahead Gift Motupa has a muscular problem as in step with Mokwena.

Defender Rushine De Reuck changed into captured collaborating in complete schooling and will be again even as Mothobi Mvala is stated to be nearing complete fitness.

Match Preview

Sundowns arrive withinside the Western Cape effervescent with self belief after recuperating from a -recreation stoop via way of means of beating Sekhukune ultimate weekend.

They continue to be unbeaten this season and could need to keep away from losing factors with a draw for the fourth time this season.

The Brazilians could be dealing with wounded Stellenbosch who've now no longer recorded any victory of their ultimate 4 matches.

That run of defeats and as many attracts has visible Stellies losing from being Sundowns’ nearest challengers to fourth region at the desk.

It changed into simplest 10 days in the past while Stellenbosch misplaced their first suit of the season after taking place 3-zero to Orlando Pirates at domestic.

The ultimate time Sundowns and Stellies met, noticed Masandawana prevailing 2-1 and, interestingly, it changed into at Danie Craven Stadium in March.


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