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Starting XI: Royal AM v Sundowns

A spot in the Nedbank Cup final will be up for grabs when Royal AM host newly crowned DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday evening.

Nedbank Cup

Teams: Royal AM v Mamelodi Sundowns

Date: 30 April 2022

Venue: Chatsworth Stadium

Time: 19h00

Sundowns were crowned league champions for the fifth straight season in midweek after their goalless draw against Cape Town City and will be eyeing a domestic treble, as they have already won the MTN8 title.

The Brazilians will be facing a Dstv Premiership side for the first time in the tournament and are yet to concede after hammering third-tier outfit Summerfield Dynamos 5-0 in the quarter-finals.

Royal AM, on the other hand, will be looking to reach the final for the first time after coming back from two goals down to beat GladAfrica Championship side University of Pretoria 3-2 in the quarter-finals.

Thwihli Thwahla are also unbeaten in the league this calendar year, in second place on the log and will be looking redeem themselves after a narrow 3-2 loss to Sundowns in the first round clash.

John Maduka's charges were not action in midweek and will be well rested after playing to a goalless draw against AmaZulu this previous Sunday.

The winner of this tie will face holders Marumo Gallants in the final.

Here's how they line up:

Royal AM: 16. Nyame, 20. Mkhize, 14. Matlaba, 28. Mabuza, 13. Manganyi, 12. Mahlasela, 22. Rikhotso, 2. Msomi, 9. Macuphu, 17. Mogaila, 21. Letsoalo.

Subs: 1. Heugh, 11. Potsane, 30. Monamodi, 34. Thikazi, 42. Ncobeni, 10. Mabena, 45. George, 18. Mashikinya, 8. Phalane.

Sundowns: 14. D. Onyango, 4. Kekana, 17. Modiba, 25. Mudau, 6. B.Onyango, 15. Jali, 33. Maboe, 28. Ralani, 35. Maema, 28. Shalulile, 9. Safranko.

Subs: 1. Mweene, 7. Lakay, 23. Domingo, 24. Mokoena, 32. Kutumela, 13. Lunga, 18. Zwane, 18. Sirino, 35. Mkhulise


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