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Big Blow! Sundowns Star Ruled Out Of Nedbank Semi

Hlompho Kekana Is Suspended For Mamelodi Sundowns

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 20, 2018 12:58 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns will be without a key player going into this weekend’s Nedbank Cup semi-final with Maritzburg United, with Pitso Mosimane having to find a replacement.

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Masandawana’s captain fantastic, Hlompho Kekana, picked up his fourth yellow card of the season during the win over Golden Arrows earlier this week, meaning he will miss just his sixth game of the season in all competitions.

There is good news for Mosimane though, of the five matches that ‘KK’ has missed so far during this campaign, Sundowns have won four and drawn the other; managing to deal with his absence on previous occasions.  

Sundowns are still in search of a league and cup double as they come up against Maritzburg on Sunday evening, with the Brazilians already having one hand on the Absa Premiership title.  

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Judging by Mosimane’s decisions in recent games, without Kekana, it is likely that Oupa Manyisa will be called upon to partner alongside Tiyani Mabunda in central midfield, with the former Orlando Pirates man looking to play his part in helping his side reach the final.  

Sundowns play the Team of Choice at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday night at 19h30. 


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Skeem Sa HDK Joined: 10 Dec 2017
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Skeem Sa HDK Apr 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Mohomi and Mbekile are also playing for ndunu waiting for a chance like this and Ntethe can also play there , and Brocie and Lebench as well ndunu has many options that's how it helps to have a 53 men squad!
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Junero Joined: 10 Feb 2014
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Junero Apr 21, 2018 09:05 AM
Cowditor wakhe wayibona phi igame (a local match) eqala ngo19h30 on Sunday apha eMzantsi? Sober up man, the game starts at 15h00
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tlhoza Joined: 21 Apr 2018
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tlhoza Apr 21, 2018 07:44 AM
maybe today we gonna win come kaizer
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montjos Joined: 10 Apr 2014
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montjos Apr 20, 2018 09:19 PM
Mabunda and Manyisa partnership looks skeptical. But I am certain who ever will be partnering with "Sugar" will bring his A-game to the game. All the best Masandawana make us proud!
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 20, 2018 09:15 PM
I trust Manyisa
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Mankala'a Bokone Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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Mankala'a Bokone Apr 20, 2018 08:46 PM
Ish
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mosesmu Joined: 24 Jul 2014
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mosesmu Apr 20, 2018 07:11 PM
Mohomi deserve a chance
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owrl Joined: 10 Nov 2017
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owrl Apr 20, 2018 07:03 PM
Otherwise pull back Mabunde and push Manyisa.
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owrl Joined: 10 Nov 2017
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owrl Apr 20, 2018 07:01 PM
For me I will go for mohomi rather then Manyisa.
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Mumm_Rubi Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 20, 2018 05:05 PM
But atleast he'll be eligible to play midweek league game
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Mumm_Rubi Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 20, 2018 05:05 PM
It's gonna be hard without KK
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 20, 2018 04:37 PM
Even if they (Sunflops) come with they're 48 man squad we will still Moer them .......Phela these Nudebank is ours
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mondentete Joined: 10 Jan 2015
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mondentete Apr 20, 2018 04:36 PM
@kdowns I personally have no trust in Manyisa, some players will have to work extra to cover his place too, he is useless to us, eish worried already
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menduninho Joined: 05 Dec 2017
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menduninho Apr 20, 2018 04:19 PM
My dear coach please think abt sum1 nt manyisa, da last tym we lost he started da game...he is jst a liability, its clear we need to find anada central midfield....
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kdowns Joined: 18 Aug 2015
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kdowns Apr 20, 2018 04:00 PM
Cowditor, you are exaggerating. This is not a big blow, we have Manyisa and Manyisa who can come in and never notice that Hlompho is not there.
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 20, 2018 03:22 PM
Mr Bald Manyisa will slot in like a glove and play a vital role in eliminating Dunuss.
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Vamza Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Vamza Apr 20, 2018 03:16 PM
My wish is sundowns to win the semifinal game and loose a league game against maritzburg
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mondentete Joined: 10 Jan 2015
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mondentete Apr 20, 2018 03:11 PM
If Manyisa starts the game then we lost already, coach must look for a better replacement
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chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Apr 20, 2018 03:10 PM
Is not a blow.we have enough firepower in the team. We are not like Life Esidimeni aka Free agents FC
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Peace Ntshangase Apr 20, 2018 02:54 PM
I respect coach Pitso when Bidvest Wits won the league he said he's not worried coz he knows the address where to fetch it I also thought he was crazy and hurt, it looks like he is almost at destination

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