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Can Billiat And Castro Haunt Sundowns Today?

Can Khama Billiat And Leonardo Castro Haunt Mamelodi Sundowns Today?

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 21, 2018 12:20 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs will lock horns today in the inaugural Shell Helix Cup competition, with the two sides coming in to the encounter having made several adjustments to their squad.

Read: Chiefs’ New Head Coach Gets His Hands Dirty

Sundowns will be without the services of both Percy Tau and Khama Billiat, with the duo having since moved on from the Chloorkop-based club and Sundowns yet to adjust to life without having the duo in their attacking options.

However, Billiat will meet with his old side today, now relinking with his once Sundwons teammate, Leonardo Castro, with the duo once having formed part of a threatening trio (CBD) during their time at Masandawana.

Billiat and Castro could look to rekindle their attacking link-up play as they look to give Sundowns a run for their money.

Although, the Sundowns defence will be aware of Billiat and Castro’s attacking intent and based off their knowledge of the duo, might have something up their sleeves to stop the two attackers today, should they feature for Chiefs today.

However, Chiefs are yet to see how they will fair under the mentorship of new head coach, Giovanni Solinas and what type of attacking options the Italian will look to utilise in his line-ups.

On the other hand, now will be the opportunity for Head Coach Pitso Mosimane to experiment with new signings such as Jose Ali Meza, Toni Silva and Lyle Lakay although it is yet to be seen whether they will be included in the match day squad today.

In addition, Rivaldo Coetzee has made a return from rehab on his injury, with the defender having trained with Sundowns for today’s encounter and it remains to be seen whether Mosimane will give the player a run today.

To read more on Saturday’s Shell Helix encounter, check out this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1082.
 


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thabisoharmans Joined: 21 Jul 2018
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thabisoharmans Jul 22, 2018 03:07 PM
They Will Combine Well And Kill More Teams With The Likes Of Mahlase, Ntshangase, Meyiwa And Siphiwe.
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arthur10tenyane Jul 22, 2018 03:46 AM
its very nice to hunt and kill a zebra especially this time of the season!sibafumene besalele.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jul 21, 2018 05:26 PM
@blackmeteor, yes, noted mate.
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 21, 2018 05:22 PM
@setlaboswana Yes bra, we had this discussion before............I hope he will look critically at the situation, rather than just selecting experience for fear of failure
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jul 21, 2018 05:16 PM
@blackmeteor, maybe it will give Selina an idea which areas in his team need serious attention.
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 21, 2018 05:13 PM
Fruitful game for Downs: They tried out different combinations, bossed the midfield and showed their depth and quality...............as for us..........what was the plan and objective for this pre-season game???? I saw nothing, other than just selecting the most experienced team, which is no strategy at all..................
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fisto vs zebraditor Jul 21, 2018 05:07 PM
Yes they haunt Sundowns by losing 2-1 kikiki
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jul 21, 2018 04:09 PM
@LeCowhlohlo, hey, your neighbours take this thing serious as if their lives depend on it.
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setlaboswana Jul 21, 2018 04:05 PM
@blackmeteor, ooh! You are enjoying the game Mate?
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 21, 2018 03:55 PM
@setlaboswana I understand....actually it was quite an attractive first halve to watch
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Matayitayi Jul 21, 2018 03:50 PM
Mxmm we don't care ,we have mkhulise, otladisa,shozi and lakay
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jul 21, 2018 03:38 PM
@blackmeteor, don't misunderstand my comment, I am not saying I don't take fau vs Downs encounter serious, I am....is just that the shell competition does not matter to me.
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Mlemani@yellowking Jul 21, 2018 02:50 PM
What is tis win or lose we are OK we don't care about plastic cup in fact we don't want them in our shelves
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 21, 2018 02:27 PM
@setlaboswana You are entitled to your opinion of course......win, lose or draw, I am hoping to see signs that we will be playing with a more positive attitude in the coming season.
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setlaboswana Jul 21, 2018 02:17 PM
@blackmeteor, apparently, it will be advertised on SABC 1 Mate. I will not watch the game, out for shopping with Wife and Kids. I don't value this kind of competitions. I am sorry.
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Myste Jul 21, 2018 02:16 PM
Whether people like it or not,this game will be live on SABC1.
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LeCowhlohlo Jul 21, 2018 02:14 PM
Who cares about the useless cups if not the Gold & Black parallel lines corruption fc?
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# One man Skippa Jul 21, 2018 02:13 PM
Dimachoroni, point of correction Gabuza still turn the tables in Africa and is a leading striker when u compare our so called 3big teams in Africa.
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 21, 2018 01:59 PM
@setlaboswana Apparently no broadcast......
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blackmeteor Jul 21, 2018 01:57 PM
@setlaboswana Any game played between these two giants is significant .......my friend, are you telling me you will not be watching?

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