SuperSport United - AFC Leopards Preview: Matsatsantsa have high Confed Cup hopes

Kenyan club AFC Leopards arrive just hours before they are to meet SuperSport United in the Caf Confederations Cup on Saturday but the hosts face a stern test

Mokeke, Moloi, Fransman, Diouf
 Doutie, Chenene, Manyama, Phala
Ndlovu, Niang

Wycliffe Kasaya, Wafula, Saleh, Situma, Shikokoti, Imbalambala, Mudde, Kadenge, Wafula,
Keli and Khamati

Leopards flew into the country late Friday, having tried, but failed, to postpone the Caf Confederations Cup first round clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday.

SuperSport play host to the Nairobi-based club with the knowledge that they have had a good run in the continental tournament already.

SuperSport disposed of Gaborone United 3-0 over two legs in the preliminary round and can now focus on the tournament proper.

Leopards also had a good first outing in the competition, winning both home and away against Defence of Ethiopia to book their place in the opening round.

Matsatsantsa head into the game on the back of a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Bidvest Wits in a PSL clash earlier this week, and the entire team are looking to bounce back.

United's Sameehg Doutie has been in impressive form on the local front and a lot will be expected of the midfielder when the teams square-off on Saturday.

Lucas Moripe Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for SuperSport this season and the hosts will be looking to fill their stadium as their visitors come knocking.

  • SuperSport's Mame Niang has scored all of United's goals in the tournament, netting in both games and has scored three times.
  • Matsatsantsa have a fully fit squad, with the exception of Bradley Grobler, who is still out with injury. 
  • SuperSport's reserve goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez celebrated his 36th birthday this week.