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Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to face Orlando Pirates: Shalulile, Mailula as twin strikers

12:47 GMT 04/02/2023
Cassius Mailula & Thapelo Morena, January 2023
The Brazilians make a short trip from Tshwane to Soweto for a date with the Buccaneers which promises to be explosive
  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sujdowns, November 2022

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    The in-form shot-stopper, who has kept the most clean sheets (13) in the league this term, makes his return to the team after being rested against TS Galaxy and Sekhukhune United.

  • Thapelo Morena, Mamelodi Sundowns, September 2022

    LEFT-BACK - Thapelo Morena

    The speedy full-back recorded his fifth assist of the season against Sekhukhune and it is the joint-most assists in the PSL in the current campaign.

    He will be used as an inverted left-back against Pirates.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    RIGHT-BACK - Khuliso Mudau

    Mudau is back after being rested in the last two games and returning refreshed could give Pirates problems in his channel.

  • Grant Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns, 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Grant Kekana

    The Bafana Bafana international has been a consistent performer in the Downs' defence this term and gets the nod to start.

  • Mothobi Mvala, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Mothobi Mvala

    The tough-tackling player is among the key players who were rested by Mokwena in recent weeks and he starts having scored against Pirates in the first-round league.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    The 25-year-old was in top form before being rested with Andile Jali starting two matches in a row and Mokoena is back in the lineup after he established himself as Mokwena's first-choice midfielder.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023

    RIGHT FORWARD - Themba Zwane

    Sundowns' long-serving attacker captains the team and he will be hoping to lead the Tshwane giants to a record-extending 15th consecutive league win.

  • Sphelele Mkhulise, Mamelodi Sundowns, May 2022

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Siphelele Mkhulise

    The Cape Town-born midfielder is playing some of his best football at the moment having picked up back-to-to-back Man of the Match accolades.

  • Neo Maema, Mamelodi Sundowns, January 2023


    The former Bloemfontein Celtic star has become a permanent fixture in the team and he is among those who were not dropped when Mokwena was making changes.

  • Cassius Mailula Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Cassius Mailula

    The 21-year-old has been arguably Sundowns' biggest revelation of the season and he has another chance to shine against big opponents.

  • Peter Shalulile Mamelodi Sundowns.

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Peter Shalulile

    A man who loves scoring against Pirates. The Namibian gunslinger will be eager to continue his scoring form having netted in each of his last two matches.