Free State Stars will take to the field against Mamelodi Sundowns without influential midfielder Reuben Thebakang in their Absa Premiership clash tonight.
Ea Lla Koto travel to Tshwane for their league encounter against Sundowns as both teams look to improve their position on the standings.
Thebakang is suspended for the game after picking up four yellow cards already this season.
The Sebokeng-born player has played a significant role for Stars this season, being the preferred left-back of the team so far in the 2013/14 campaign.
“Reuben is suspended for the game and that is a bit of a worry because we have guys like Mbhuyiselo Sambu who have been struggling with injuries,” a source close to Stars revealed.
Stars have collected eight points from seven games so far this season, while Sundowns have accumulated 14 points from their seven games. The two sides will clash at Loftus Stadium, with the game set to start at 19:30.
By Masebe Qina
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