Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to return to
winning ways when they enter Wednesday's Tshwane derby, but face a SuperSport
United side fresh off their Telkom Knockout title success.
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The Brazilians are already in danger of conceding the PSL
crown they won last season after slipping 13 points off the pace of leaders
Kaizer Chiefs, with four draws in a row seeing the Pretoria giants fall to seventh
in the standings.
Pitso Mosimane's men do, however, have a game in hand over
five of the six teams directly above them, although they are still in for a
tough battle if they are to retain their status as South African kings beyond
SuperSport, meanwhile, will enter this week's clash brimming
with confidence after lifting the Ziwa Mo trophy on Saturday following their
enthralling 3-2 extra-time victory over Platinum Stars.
Matsatsantsa will now be hoping to convert their cup success
into league form, with the side currently languishing in 10th place in the
standings, one point below the top eight and a further 14 adrift of the
On the team front, Sundowns will have to do without Tebogo
Langerman as he is serving a suspension, while Cuthbert Malajila is a doubt
with a hamstring strain.
Definitely out are Katlego Mashego and Elias Pelembe (both
quad strains), while Percy Tau remains a long-term absentee as he continues to
recover from knee ligament damage.
For SuperSport, Roscoe Pietersen will have to watch this one
from the stands as he misses out through suspension, while Michael Morton, Dove
Wome and Thabo Moloi are one booking away from suffering the same fate.