Chiefs v Sundowns: Khune returns, Billiat starts on the bench

Billiat has been out for some time now, but he starts on the bench tonight while Itumeleng Khune makes his first start since hurting his ankle in early March
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune has made his long awaited comeback from an ankle injury, as he starts against Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium tonight.

However, AmaKhosi are without their influential striker Knowledge Musona, who failed a late fitness test, but Stuart Baxter has his two forwards - Kingston Nkhatha and Bernard Parker - in the starting line-up.

Morgan Gould returns to the team to partner Tefu Mashamaite at the back as Erick Mathoho settles for a place on the bench despite scoring against Golden Arrows on Wednesday night.

On the other hand, Pitso Mosimane welcomes Khama Billiat back into the team, but the Zimbabwean attacker will start on the bench and possibly be introduced in the second half.

Anthony Laffor keeps his place upfront, and he will be supported by Lebohang Mokoena and Bongani Zungu while Teko Modise will also be expected to push forward and take long range shots.

Chiefs starting line-up: Khune, Gaxa, Masilela, Gould, Mashamaite, Katsande, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Lebese, Parker and Nkhatha.

Sundowns starting line-up: Mweene, Mashaba, Mphahlele, Nthethe, Schut, Modise, Kekana, Zungu, Mokoena, Moriri and Laffor.