Cape Town - Teko Modise and Alje Schut are injury doubts for
Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of their Telkom Knockout quarter-final against AmaZulu
at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday.
Playmaker Modise suffered a dead leg in the 1-1 Premiership
draw at Chippa United on Wednesday, although he has been given time off from
training in a bid to recover.
Captain Schut, meanwhile, continues to recover from a freak
accident that left him with twelve stitches on his leg.
Meanwhile, Bonginkosi Ntuli and Lebohang Mokoena are both
back from injury to give coach Pitso Mosimane further attacking options against
an Usuthu side clearly lacking confidence.
Despite claiming a stunning come-from-behind 3-2 win over
Bloemfontein Celtic in the last round, the Durbanites are without victory in
the Premiership this season and sit bottom of the table, resulting in the
recent sacking of head coach Craig Rosslee.
However, Sundowns boss Mosimane is taking nothing for
He said: "We need to be very careful of statistics. You
know the story of a team with a new coach and a team that might seem to be struggling.
We need to be humble."
AmaZulu interim coach Wilfred Mugeyi, meanwhile, will be
without injured duo Ayanda Dlamini and John Arwuah, although Sadate
Ouro-Akoriko is available again after serving a suspension.
Looking ahead to the clash, Mugeyi said: "Our biggest
problem at the moment is that we are creating a lot of chances, but we are not
"We will hope to change that around on Saturday. It
will be tough because Sundowns are a quality side and they can score goals from
anywhere. But we are confident of our chances."
Loftus Stadium play host on Saturday, October 25 with the
kick-off scheduled for 17:30.