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Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs: Kick off, TV channel, squad news & preview

2:32 PM MYT 04/08/2018
Eric Mathoho, Kaizer Chiefs & Jeremy Brockie, Mamelodi Sundowns, July 2018
Pitso Mosimane's charges have already beaten Giovanni Solinas' men in a pre-season friendly, but revenge could be on the cards come 3pm this afternoon

At least no less than three Kaizer Chiefs players will come up against their former coach in Pitso Mosimane, who moulded them into the stars that they are today while they were at Mamelodi Sundowns

Khama Billiat, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Leonardo Castro all moved dumped the Brazilians for Amakhosi in recent years in search of greener pastures. 

The encounter will be Billiat's second against the Tshwane giants having already faced them in a pre-season friendly two weeks ago.

Game Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs
Date Saturday, August 04 
Time 3:0pm SA Time

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In South Africa, the game will be shown live on SABC 1 and SuperSport 4.

DSTV channel Free-to-air channel 
204 (SS4) SABC 1

Squads & Team News

Position Missing players
Midfielders Andile Jali, George Maluleka
Forward Anthony Laffor 

Both teams will be missing their key men in midfield for this encounter through injury. 

New Sundowns signing Andile Jali has been ruled out altogether after picking up a knock on his debut in the Caf Champions League three weeks ago. 

The Brazilians will also be without Anthony Laffor, while Oupa Manyisa is doubtful for the team's opening league match.

Also doubtful is Sibusiso Vilakazi, who has been one of their best players so far in the new season, especially after filling in the void left by Percy Tau upfront on a number of occasions. 

Potential Sundowns XI: Onyango; Ngcongca, Langerman, Madisha, Nascimento; Kekana, Mabunda, Zwane; Sirino, Silva, Brockie.

Position Missing player
Midfielder George Maluleka

Chiefs on the other hand, will be without George Maluleka, who hasn't featured for them in any of their pre-season matches due to injury. 

Philani Zulu is reportedly facing a late fitness test, and should he fail to recover on time, then Solinas will have to throw the experienced Mirwa into the deep end. 

The club has already downplayed injuries to Billiat and Siphiwe Tshabalala, saying that they will fit for this clash. 

Potential Chiefs XI: Khune; Mphahlele, Mirwa, Cardoso, Mathoho; Katsande, Meyiwa, Tshabalala, Parker; Billiat, Castro.

Match Preview

The Brazilians have dominated the South African football since the arrival of Mosimane in 2012, but while they are the most fearful side in the league, they have not beaten Chiefs since 2016. 

Mosimane's men have already played two competitive matches since return from the off-season break - those games came in the Caf Champions League against AS Togo Port. 

They have won one and lost the other, but they will draw inspiration from their last match against Chiefs in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup where they emerged 2-1 winners. 

Based on form and head-to-head stats, Chiefs have the edge over their Tshwane opponents. 

Sundowns have just once in their last five official matches, while Chiefs have three of their last five official encounter, if one includes last season's matches. 

In head-to-head stats, both teams have met 24 times since 2009, with Chiefs recording 12 wins to Sundowns' seven while the other five matches ended in draws.