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Mamelodi Sundowns XI to face Orlando Pirates in MTN8 semi-finals - Morena benched

15:30 EAT 01/10/2022
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The Brazilians will make the trip to Soweto aiming at continuing their good form when they play Bucs.

Mamelodi Sundowns will play Orlando Pirates on Saturday in the first leg of the MTN8 Cup semis at the iconic Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Prior to the international break, Masandawana recorded three consecutive wins and they will be aiming at extending their run this weekend.

The reigning MTN8 champions are aiming at getting a positive outcome away to stand a chance of successfully defending their crown.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Ronwen Williams

    The Bafana captain, who has been in fine form for both club and country, is eager to keep a clean sheet in Soweto.

  • Khuliso Mudau, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Khuliso Mudau

    The Limpopo-born full-back is arguably the best right-back in the country at the moment and he is a permanent fixture in the Masandawana starting line-up.

  • Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    Aubrey Modiba

    Modiba will be plying his trade in the full-back position with Ngobeni starting from the bench.

  • Grant Kekana, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2021

    Grant Kekana

    The Polokwane-born defender has re-cemented his place in the Masandawana team after recovering from his injury which led him to miss several matches this term.

  • Rushine de Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Rushine de Reuck

    The ball-playing defender must ensure Pirates striker Zakhele Lepasa, who grabbed two assists for Bafana against Sierra Leone, does not have a chance in front of goal.

  • Andile Jali, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Andile Jali

    The Sundowns vice-captain will be keen to lead the Tshwane giants to a victory over his former club.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Teboho Mokoena

    The technically gifted midfielder will be oozing confidence having scored the only goal of the match as Bafana defeated Botswana on Tuesday.

  • Themba Zwane Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Themba Zwane

    The in-form attacker is another Sundowns player who was in good form during the Fifa break - grabbing a brace in a win over Sierra Leone. 

  • Neo Maema Mamelodi Sundowns

    Neo Maema

    Thapelo Morena has been benched with Neo Maema preferred.

  • Thabiso Kutumela of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal.

    Thabiso Kutumela

    Marcelo Allende was the hero against AmaZulu as he came off the bench to score the winner but Kutumela has started ahead of him.

  • Peter Shalulile Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Peter Shalulile

    The Namibian marksman will be relishing this match as he always brings his A-game when facing Pirates having scored three times against the Soweto giants last season.