Starting XI: P Stars v Sundowns
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Platinum Stars v Mamelodi Sundowns 01 October 2017
Teams: Platinum Stars v Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 01 October 2017
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Mamelodi Sundowns can now turn their focus on the Absa Premiership after bowing out of the CAF Champions League (CAF CL) last week, and they take on Platinum Stars today.
The Brazilians have only played three games thus far this season due to CAF CL commitment and will be looking to get their domestic season underway.
It will not be easy as they face a challenge due to injuries to seven of their key players in Oupa Manyisa(groin), George Lebese (Bronchitis), Yannick Zakri (Ankle), Thela Ngobeni (Groin), Anthony Laffor (Foot), Rivaldo Coetzee (Foot) and Soumahoro Bangaly (Groin).
Facing a depleted Sundowns teams will give Dikwena hope that they can claim their first victory of the season. Roger De Sa’s men occupy the foot of the table, without a win after six games and another defeat will definitely start ringing the alarm bells for the Rustenburg-based outfit.
This match presents an opportunity for Sundowns to catch up to the early pace setters and not lose more ground. While at the same time Platinum Stars will look to get their first victory of the season and get their campaign underway.
Here's how they line up:
Stars: 31 Mzimela, 4 Mhwedihanga, 21 Zulu, 3 Mlilo, 2 Mere, 15 Msomi, 24 Mkhabela, 22 Ng'ambi, 34 Mbatha, 36 Sesinyi, 37 Ntuli
Sundowns: 31 Brimah, 6 Arendse, 32 Madisha, 27 Morena, 4 Langerman, 13 Mabunda, 8 Kekana, 22 Tau, 11 Vilakazi, 18 Zwane, 33 Billiat