Starting XI: Sundowns v Rayon
CAF Champions League Starting XI: Mamelodi Sundowns v Rayon Sports, 18 March 2018
CAF Champions League
Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns v Rayon Sports
Date: 18 March 2018
Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to qualify for the group stages of this year’s CAF Champions League when they host Rayon Sports in a second-leg qualifier at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h00.
The Brazilians were held to a goalless draw in Rwanda in the teams’ first-leg clash two weeks ago, with the East African side putting in a strong performance to suggest they are more than capable of upsetting the 2016 African champions.
An away goal for the Rayon Sports means the Brazilians would have to outscore their Rwandan opponents on the day.
Sundowns, though, come into this match confident following their come-from-behind 2-1 win over EC Bees FC in the Nedbank Cup in midweek.
The Brazilians will also be boosted by the return of coach Pitso Mosimane, who missed the midweek cup clash due to a UEFA licensing course overseas.
Rayon Sports also come into this game off the back of a 2-0 win over Marines in the National Soccer League last week and will be looking to cause a major upset.
Here is how they line up.
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 27. Morena, 16. Mascimento, 6. Arendse, 4. Langerman. 13. Mabunda, 8. Kekana, 18. Zwane, 5. Sirino, 11. Vilakazi, 22. Tau.
Subs: 30. Brimah, 19. Brockie, 7. Manyisa, 23. Madisha, 28. Laffor, 24. Zulu. 25. Ngoma.
Rayon Sports: 1. Ndayishimiye, 3. Rutanga, 4. Manzi, 5. Mutfinzi, 6. Mukunzi, 9. Mbondi, 11. Hussen, 15. Usengimana, 16. Nyandwi. 23. Kwizera, 25. Mugisha.
Subs: 29. Ndacyayisenga, 2. Mugabo, 7. Bimenyimana, 8. Muhire, 17. Irambona, 20. Ismaila, 21. Niyonzima.