Nedbank Cup: Five Marumo Gallants players who could hurt Mamelodi Sundowns

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    Which Gallants players could hurt Downs?

    There are several Bahlabane Ba Ntwa players who played an instrumental role in helping the Limpopo side reach this season's South African FA Cup final.

    Which Gallants players could be the difference-makers this time round? GOAL looks at the five stars who have what it takes to decide the match.

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    King Ndlovu

    The bulky goalkeeper was the hero in the Last 16 encounter against Orlando Pirates as he made smart saves during the match to keep the Soweto giants at bay.

    An imposing keeper with reflex saves, Ndlovu went on to save Terrence Dzvukamanja's attempt during the penalty shootout before scoring the decisive penalty.

    A similar performance against Sundowns would inspire Gallants to the trophy. 

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    Joseph Molangoane

    The experienced winger has managed to revive his career at Gallants where he is one of the key players.

    Blessed with the technical skill to beat a full-back in one-to-one situations, Molangoane has scored three times this term and he will pose a threat to the Downs defence.

    His experience will also be important having won the Nedbank Cup twice in his career. 

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    Katlego Otladisa

    The former Sundowns winger is another player who has flourished under Gallants coach Dan Malesela's style of play which involves a lot of wing-play. 

    Otladisa has the pace to beat any full-back on one-on-one situations and he has been Bahlabane Ba Ntwa's most creative player in the PSL this term having provided three assists.

    The speedster will be looking to haunt his former employers by playing a key role in helping the Limpopo side clinch the title. 

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    Sede Junior Dion

    The Ivorian marksman has been one of the standout performers in this season's Nedbank Cup - scoring vital goals for his side.

    Dion has hit the back of the net three times from three starts including the winning goal against Baroka FC in the quarter-finals.

    The strongly built striker will look to use his imposing physique to bully the Downs defence and add to his tally in the competition. 

  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo, Marumo Gallants, April 2022Backpagepix

    Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo

    The diminutive playmaker has been impressive both in the league and Nedbank Cup this term - scoring nine goals across all competitions from midfield.

    Ndlondlo is a Gallants' set-piece specialist and he scored the only goal of the match as Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila beat Chippa United 1-0 in last season's Nedbank Cup final.

    Bahlabane Ba Ntwa's talisman will be hoping to be the difference-maker once again.