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Mamelodi Sundowns give injury update ahead of AmaZulu clash

17:18 IST 15/09/2018
Denis Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns
The reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions have confirmed the unavailability of goalkeeper Onyango and attacker Laffor

Mamelodi Sundowns have been dealt a massive blow with the news that goalkeeper Denis Onyango and forward Anthony Laffor will miss their next Premier Soccer League (PSL) match against AmaZulu on Sunday afternoon.

The Brazilians have announced that the Ugandan skipper will be unavailable when they visit Usuthu as they resume their domestic PSL campaign.

"We have had a few injuries from the international break and will wait on some late fitness tests. But the boys are focused,” coach Pitso Mosimane said, according to the club's official Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Chloorkop-based club released a statement that Laffor is also set to miss the clash when they meet the Durban-based club at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

In addition, the reigning PSL champions have also announced that creative midfielder Gaston Sirino is set to undergo a late fitness test to determine his availability ahead of their crucial assignment.

Mamelodi Sundowns will embark on a crucial Absa Premiership mission in Durban without some key members to the squad,'” said Sundowns in a statement.

“Internationals Dennis Onyango and Anthony Laffor are difinately unavailable to travel to Durban, where The Brazilians first take on AmaZulu on Sunday, then Golden Arrows On Wednesday,” added the Brazilians.

“Laffor picked up a knee, calf and ankle injury on international duty for Liberia, while Onyango is away on a family commitment,” read the statement.

“Gaston Sirino is due for a late fitness test after pulling a hamstring at training. Cuthbert Malajila is ruled out with knee Injury,” the statement concluded.

Meanwhile, Mosimane could be tempted to give Kennedy Mweene or Reyaad Pieterse an opportunity to man the posts whilst the likes of Toni Silva and Ali Meza could be roped in to fill the void left by Laffor.

The Tshwane giants are yet to lose in thier PSL campaign and will want to secure their second win over Cavin Johnson's troops on Sunday afternoon.

Sundowns have drawn twice to Kaizer Chiefs and Highlands Park, but have secured a 2-0 win over Polokwane City before their Caf Champions League and MTN8 exits a few weeks ago.