Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns are set to be without a few key players, including captain Hlompho Kekana, when they host Cote d'Or of the Seychelles in the second leg of their CAF Champions League encounter on Friday evening.
Kekana will sit out the third game of his four-match suspension that he is currently serving in the continental competition.
Tiyani Mabunda, Lebogang Maboe and Soumahoro Bangaly will most likely not feature at all as they are currently injured while Rivaldo Coetzee and Tebogo Langerman will undergo late fitness tests ahead of the encounter.
"Rivaldo Coetzee and Tebogo Langerman face late fitness tests ahead of our CAF Champions League first round fixture against Cote d'Or FC on Friday night," Sundowns said on their official website.
"Coetzee hurt his ankle during a training session earlier this week, while Langerman suffered a knock on his Achilles tendon in our Absa Premiership win over Maritzburg United last weekend.
"Both are being assessed and a decision will be taken closer to the game. The medical team has also confirmed that three other players could very well be ruled out for the continental match.
"Tiyani Mabunda (ankle), Lebogang Maboe (gastritis), and Soumahoro Bangaly (ankle sprain) have joined our injury list and it means coach Pitso Mosimane is unlikely to have them fit and available in time for Friday’s game.
"Skipper Hlompho Kekana is still suspended and will miss the match, sitting out match 3 of a 4-match suspension."
Sundowns should still progress to the next round of the tournament as they beat Cote d'Or 5-0 away from home two weeks ago.
- TeamTalk Media