Absa Premiership

Preview: Sundowns v Swallows

2015-02-10 14:30
Siyabonga Nomvete (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns continue their quest to try and catch up with runaway league leaders Kaizer Chiefs when they clash with Moroka Swallows on Tuesday night.

Read: Sundowns chase three points

The Brazilians are second in the Premiership standings, but trail AmaKhosi by 15 points, a massive gap even if they do have a game in hand.

They have been in impressive form of late, however, and are currently on a 13-match unbeaten league run which includes seven wins and six draws.

While Sundowns failed to land their reported January transfer window target, Orlando Pirates midfielder Oupa Manyisa, the Chloorkop outfit still have a huge amount of depth at their disposal with a near clean bill of health as the season enters the second phase.

Moroka Swallows go into the game having shown some improved form towards the end of 2014. They ended the year undefeated in three games, having picked up five points in that period to move to 13th position in the table, that run coinciding with captain Lefa Tsutsulupa’s return from injury.

The Birds have added just a single player to their squad in the January transfer period, and will be hoping that former Kaizer Chiefs development product Edwin Sitaytayi can bang in the goals like he did at previous clubs Thanda Royal Zulu and Santos.

Neither side have any suspensions for the match, although Downs have two key players - striker Cuthbert Malajila and Hlompho Kekana, both on one booking away from a suspension.

The game takes place at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, with kick off set for 19:30.

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