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Starting XI: Sundowns v Chiefs

Absa Premiership Starting XI, Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs, 4 August 2018

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By Soccer Laduma - Aug 04, 2018 01:59 PM

Absa Premiership

Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs

Date: 4 August 2018

Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to start their Absa Premiership title defence in fine style when they face Kaizer Chiefs in their opening league game of the 2018/19 season at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00.

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Sundowns claimed their eighth championship in the PSL era last season, as they finished on top of the log with a haul of 60 points from their 30 league matches. Manager Pitso Mosimane will be faced with the challenge of trying to defend the title in the new campaign.

Sundowns’ work in the transfer market has included the signing of Lyle Lakay from Cape Town City and international midfielder Andile Jali, while the likes of Percy Tau, Thabo Nthethe and Yannick Zakri left the club.

Chiefs endured a difficult campaign through last season and only managed 48 points from their 30 league matches to come home in third place. New manager Giovanni Solinas has been tasked with returning the club to the pinnacle of South African football.

Chiefs’ work in the transfer market has included the signings of Virgil Vries, Letlhogonolo Mirwa and Andriamirado Andrianarimanana, while the likes of Tsepo Masilela, Keagan Buchanan and Sibusiso Khumalo have departed.

In head-to-head stats, Sundowns and Chiefs have met in 66 league matches since 1985. The Amakhosi have claimed 27 wins compared to 20 for the Brazilians, while 19 matches have been drawn.

The teams’ two meetings last season saw Chiefs take four points off the eventual champions. The Amakhosi won 2-1 away in the first half of the campaign, before holding the Brazilians to a goalless draw in the return game which was played back in January 2017.

Here is how they line-up.

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, Ngcongca, Arendse, Nascimento, Lakay, Zwane, Manyisa, Kekana, Sirino, Vilakazi, Brockie.

Subs: Mweene, Mabunda, Moreno, Madisha, Meza, Langerman, Maboe.

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Cardoso, Ntiya-Ntiya, Katsande, Ntshangase, Tshabalala, Billiat, Parker, Castro.

Subs: Vries, Moleko, Mahlasela, Páez, Ekstein, Ngezana, Meyiwa.

 


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Deemore Joined: 08 May 2015
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Deemore Aug 07, 2018 02:27 PM
Parker out Zuma in
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www.mqaditulz@gmail.com Aug 06, 2018 09:30 AM
Amakhosi have played the beautiful football Saturday , but the lucky Zcc team got their luck again, penalty moving forwarders fc , please Khosi nation rest cardoso for him to get his strength back his a good player maybe just need a rest , what ever seboqwana says it doesn't matter, that dude always sees the best of Khosi but don't want to admit it, turn to say the negatives.thank Khosi team you showed the bravery keep it up.
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Vhivha Aug 06, 2018 09:08 AM
Mediocre journalists must attend Italian language classes to communicate better with Sir Solinas
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Issah 10 Aug 05, 2018 10:37 PM
then u don't know the meaning of the word failure at all
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Michaeltshigama Aug 05, 2018 10:15 PM
Downs will always dominates Mzanzi football as long Bobby is still Brown envelopes team manager, period
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Michaeltshigama Aug 05, 2018 10:12 PM
Pitso is the best south African coach of all time n its a fact, if some Brown envelopes fc fakefools have some problems then... They can go n hang themselves
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Michaeltshigama Aug 05, 2018 10:09 PM
Can't keep a good man down, its only idiots who's going to think that n i do understand why Sir Alex Ferguson was hated coz he was a winner just like Kagiso-born multiple winning coach, former CAF coach of the year, Jingles Mosimane
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embizweni Aug 05, 2018 09:41 PM
Thank u khama
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Sanchez Alexis Aug 05, 2018 08:15 PM
On other news: Some zebraian fans are still waiting for player overhaul, they say they don't give a dem about this Zimbabwean ginger hair getting MOTM every day, all they want is seeing abo Nyawana & Mr fat lips gone qha!!
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VERON KHOSI 26 Aug 05, 2018 08:09 PM
Those who think mr solinas is what kaizer chiefs needed relax begin to enjoy new attacking play from chiefs our haters will wish to see us lose
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embizweni Aug 05, 2018 07:18 PM
Thank u khama the best player don't chose wining chose the struggle team an show his quality u gave them star u gave them trophies do that to us as well u are king of soccer I lov u u better with u this season good things are coming u brave not coward like other cows
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murendeni joe Aug 05, 2018 07:14 PM
There is lot of dunus commenting on this one, it clearly shows they still feeling the pain of losing VIP(very important player) to mighty Amakhosi
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Sifiso Mabizela Aug 05, 2018 06:48 PM
Billiat will only win man of the match awards qha
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Sifiso Mabizela Aug 05, 2018 06:46 PM
@Big[®]sykes you are just trapped in misery of being trophy less animal
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GY10 Aug 05, 2018 05:08 PM
I'm happy with the point my coach. Though we deserved maximum especially against an average team like fau. You're the best coach Pitso
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Schakos Aug 05, 2018 05:07 PM
@SakiePetrus What is your point chana? You sound like you are trapped in misery hence your analysis
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Bhelekhulu Aug 05, 2018 05:07 PM
As for chiefs fans they must keep talking because they are good in mouth football.
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Schakos Aug 05, 2018 05:04 PM
Ya maybe
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fmakomane73 Aug 05, 2018 05:04 PM
Khune should have shown red card as jacky Chan kekana
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Bhelekhulu Aug 05, 2018 05:02 PM
@Big[®]sykes sorry but stop being stupid man.

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