Cape Town - Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns will
be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premiership season when they
travel to Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.
The Brazilians are seven points adrift of
league leaders Wits, but remain the only team without a defeat in
the new campaign.
Pitso Mosimane's side had to juggle
domestic and African commitments in August but can now focus on challenging the
front-runners back home after failing to make it past the CAF Champions League
AmaZulu came close to beating Sundowns a
fortnight ago, but Sibusiso Vilakazi scored a late equaliser to rescue a 3-3
draw. A 1-0 win over Golden Arrows three days later halted a run of six matches
without a win in all competitions.
Masandawana are down in seventh position,
but have three games in hand over Wits, who are just three points ahead of
fourth-placed Siwelele following their 2-0 win over Cape Town City on Tuesday.
Steve Komphela has done an admirable job
since replacing Veselin Jelusic at the helm during the off-season, guiding
Celtic to four wins in their opening six encounters.
Komphela will be targeting a return to
winning ways after Maritzburg United handed their former coach his first loss
in charge of Phunya Sele Sele last time out, when they emerged 1-0 victors at
Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium.
The hosts were dealt a blow on the eve of
the clash with the news that Alfred Ndengane has been released from his
contract. The 31-year-old defender had played a key role for Celtic as they
conceded just three goals in their first six outings.
Kick-off is at 19:30.