Mamelodi Sundowns XI to face TS Galaxy: De Reuck starts, Lebusa dropped

Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022Backpagepix

Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to build on their Premier Soccer League winning start when they host TS Galaxy at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

After beating Cape Town City 2-0 in their league opener last Friday, Masandawana will now play their first home game of the season.

The victory over City was a statement of intent in their title defence and they now face the challenge of the Rockets in this bid for a record-extending sixth straight PSL crown.

Check out Masandawana's starting line-up.

  • Ronwen Williams, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    GOALKEEPER - Ronwen Williams

    The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was thrown deep into the fray a few days after completing his move to Sundowns when he guarded goal against Cape Town City.

    Williams enjoyed a good debut in Masandawana colours and his performance was a statement that he can be selected ahead of Denis Onyango again.

  • Thapelo Morena, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022Backpagepix

    RIGHT-BACK - Thapelo Morena

    With fitness concerns around Khuliso Mudau, Morena is likely to start on the right side of defence.

    Mudau was injured in the last game and Morena came on to give a good account of himself.

  • Aubrey Modiba, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022Backpagepix

    LEFT-BACK - Aubrey Modiba

    Modiba managed to relegate Lyle Lakay to the bench against City and with Divine Lunga having been loaned out to Golden Arrows, there is no further challenge on the ex-SuperSport United man.

    This is a man who has confidence after scoring the first-ever goal of the 2022/23 season when his sublime free-kick broke the deadlock against Cape Town City.

  • Rushine De Reuck, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021Backpagepix

    CENTRE-BACK - Rushine De Reuck

    The Bafana Bafana international has replaced Brian Mandela who has been dropped.

  • Brian Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRE-BACK - Brian Onyango

    Brian Onyango's partnership with De Reuck was the most-used set-up last season and the Brazilians coaches have kept faith in that central defensive combination.

  • Teboho Mokoena, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Teboho Mokoena

    Mokoena was named Man-of-the-Match after an outstanding performance against City.

    That was the start he needed in the new season and if he continues like that, no one would remove him from that position.

  • Haashim Domingo, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Haashim Domingo

    Domingo made his mark against City when his long pass was met by Themba Zwane who then scored Sundowns' second goal.

    Domingo's creativity will be crucial in this home game against Galaxy.

  • Neo Meama, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Neo Maema

    The former Bloemfontein Celtic star featured for the entire game on Friday and rarely set his foot wrong, combining well in midfield with Mkoena, Domingo and Zwane.

  • Themba Zwane, Mamelodi Sundowns & Fabrice Ambina, Cape Town City, August 2022 Backpagepix

    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Themba Zwane

    One of the stars in the season opener, Zwane captained Masandawana in that match and led by example.

    His clever chip resulted in Sundowns' second goal and he will be keen to maintain that form on Wednesday.

  • Thabiso Kutumela of Mamelodi SundownsBackpage

    CENTRE FORWARD - Thabiso Kutumela

    The speedy forward keeps his place in the starting line-up and he will be looking to open his scoring account in this term.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022Backpagepix

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Peter Shalulile

    The Namibia international will also be eager to open his scoring account after being contained by the Citizens' defence.