Cape Town - Mamelodi
Sundowns will be looking to bounce back from their CAF Champions League
elimination at the hands of Congolese side TP Mazembe when they face Mpumalanga
Black Aces at Mbombela Stadium.
Sundowns are not accustomed to losing, as a 1-0 defeat to
Bidvest Wits in March was the only time they haven't won in the Premiership in
They have also scored 10 without conceding in their last
three matches since, meaning that Pitso Mosimane will be confident of keeping
second place, which brings qualification for next season's CAF Champions
Black Aces have won only twice in their last 15 Premiership
matches, against AmaZulu and Moroka Swallows.
But a 1-0 Nedbank Cup victory over Jomo Cosmos in their
previous outing will have boosted confidence, and with the relegation places
not far off they will be very motivated to get something from this game.
Black Aces have four players at risk of a suspension if they
pick up another yellow card, so Dino Ndlovu, Miquel Raoul Timm, Skhumbuzo
Doctor Mampuru, and Zamuxolo Ngalo will have to watch their step, as will
Cuthbert Lifasi Malajila and Khama Billiat for Sundowns. Neither club has
reported any new injuries.