Starting XI: Sundowns v P Stars
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars 20 January 2018
Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars
Date: 20 January 2018
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Absa Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns will look to return to winning ways when they host struggling Platinum Stars at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 18h00.
Sundowns have lost two out of three games in 2018, having slumped to defeats against Polokwane City (3-2) and Orlando Pirates (3-1) either side of a 2-1 win over Ajax Cape Town.
Masandawana nevertheless remain frontrunners for the league title and have boosted their squad with the signings of Jeremy Brockie from SuperSport United, Aubrey Ngoma from Cape Town City, Gastón Sirino from Bolivia, and Siyabonga Zulu from today’s opposition.
Meanwhile, Dikwena have been caught in a relegation battle from the get-go this season and will be desperate for their first points of the year after losing 1-0 to Cape Town City and 3-1 to fellow strugglers Ajax.
There could hardly be any better way to gain momentum, than to upset the league leaders on their own turf. Although Sundowns head into the game as heavy favourites, Roger De Sá’s charges will be fighting for their lives.
Here's how they line up:
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 32. Madisha, 16. Nascimento, 29. Soumahoro, 7. Manyisa, 33. Billiat, 13. Mabunda, 11. Vilakazi, 18. T.Zwane, 22. Tau.
Stars: 35. Visser, 2. Mere, 25. Mthethwa, 5. Sithole, 20. Mpeta, 41. Mekoa, 34. Mbatha, 15. Msomi, 24. Mkhabela, 43. Rambuwane, 42. Koapeng.