Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns: Kick off, TV channel, live score, squad news & preview

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Pitso Mosimane might have had negative comments about the MTN8 prize money, but he certainly wants the Brazilians to go all out and win the trophy

Mamelodi Sundowns have never won the Top 8 trophy under current sponsors MTN, but they find themselves in the semi-finals and 180 minutes away from reaching the final. 

Standing in front of them is Cape Town City, who went all the way last season before losing to SuperSport United in the final. 

Pitso Mosimane admitted on Friday that the MTN8 has eluded on several ocassions, but he wants to rectify this mistake this time around, starting with a win over the Citizens. 

Matches between City and Sundowns have proven to be exciting, and Cape Town fans should expect nothing but fireworks in first semi-final. 

Game Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns
Date Saturday, August 25 
Time 3:00pm SA Time

TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch


In South Africa, the game will be shown live on SuperSport 4. You can also catch live updates on Goal.com.

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Squads & Team News


Sundowns will be without Ricardo Nascimento for the encounter against Cape Town City. 

The Brazilian defender received a red card in Sundowns' previous match, and this would no doubt have had affected their preparation for this match. 

Mosa Lebusa is part of the Sundowns team that travelled to the Mother City, and he could be handed his full debut on the day. 

Andile Jali and Anthony Laffor haven't been featuring regularly for the Tshwane giants, and it remains to be seen if they will crack the nod against City.           

Potential Sundowns XI: Onyango; Ngcongca, Lakay, Arendse, Lebusa; Kekana, Manyisa; Zwane, Sirino; Vilakazi, Brockie.

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Cape Town City have not reported any injury concerns - this means Benni McCarthy has a full squad to select his strongest possible line-up for this MTN8 semi-final clash. 

McCarthy denied that he didn't play Teko Modise in his team's previous match because he wanted to save him for the Sundowns, but he is expected to unleash the veteran midfielder on Sundowns. 

Modise spent many years at Sundowns working with Mosimane, and his insight knowledge of the team could prove vital for City, who hasn't had the best of starts to the season. 

But Sundowns also have Lyle Lakay and Aubrey Ngoma who also know how McCarthy works and prepares for games of this magnitude having played under him at City. 

Potential Polokwane City XI: Leeuwenburg , Kouassi, Fielies, Mkhize, Cupido, Nodada, Modise, Putsche, Ralani, Mthembu, Norodien.


Match Preview


Mamelodi Sundowns players, August 2018

Sundowns and Cape Town City have met five times in the past with this encounter set to be the sixth. 

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In those previous matches, Sundowns have won three to City's two while there hasn't been any draws. 

While this is certainly Sundowns' biggest challenge, they will be motivated by the fact that they won the last two matches against City.

But before then, the Citizens had also won back-to-back matches against Sundowns, both home and away. 

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