High-flying Mpumalanga Black Aces will be without defenders, Abel Mabaso and Method Mwanjali, as well as midfielder, Themba Zwane, when they take on Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night.
The three players are on loan from Sundowns, and according to a loan agreement between the two clubs, they cannot play against the Brazilians.
Mabaso, Mwanjali and Zwane are regulars in the Clive Barker-led team, and have played a pivotal role in AmaZayoni’s success this season with their absence to be a major blow.
Vincent Kobola is expected to take Mabaso’s position at right back, while Ofentse Nato will likely partner Mbulelo Mabizela at centre back.
Miguel Timm could be the man to take the playmaking role in the absence of Zwane.
Aces will meet Sundowns at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday night at 19h30.