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Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI prediction: DStv Premiership vs Moroka Swallows

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Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI prediction: DStv Premiership vs Moroka Swallows

Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI prediction: Downs resume their league campaign after booking a place in the MTN 8 final on Tuesday, facing Moroka Swallows on Sunday.

Here we look at the possible Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI for their match against Swallows at Loftus Versfeld.

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Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI prediction

Denis Onyango took a break on Tuesday, but having kept yet another clean sheet against Orlando Pirates last weekend, it would be a huge surprise if he wasn’t in goal for the Brazilians.

Denis Onyango
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango Photo: Backpagepix.

Divine Lunga has given Mamelodi Sundowns a bit of a headache after an impressive showing, but his second half injury is likely to pave the way for Lyle Lakay to swap flanks again.

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Lakay’s swap will set off something of a chain reaction, with Grant Kekana likely to move from centre back to fullback on the right. That will leave Rushine de Reuck to resume his partnership with Mosa Lebusa.

Mamelodi Sundowns
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 19: Grant Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Masilake Phohlongo of TS Galaxy during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and TS Galaxy at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix/Gallo Images)

Andile Jali has quickly put to bed any suggestion that his time in the Sundowns first team is drawing to a close with a strong start to the season. Jali bossed the midfield against Pirates and his physical presence sets a wonderful platform for the attacking and creative players around him. Likewise, fellow veteran Rivaldo Coetzee has also been great and he should combine with Jali giving Masandawana a sturdy spine.

Maritzburg United
Tebogo Tlolane of Maritzburg United challenges Andile Jali of Mamelodi Sundowns FC during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Maritzburg United and Mamelodi Sundowns at Harry Gwala Stadium in Durban on 05 December 2020 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

Themba Zwane was brought off early in the MTN 8 semi-final second leg after the Brazilians took control of the tie with two first half goals, likely in a bid to keep him fresh for this clash.

Themba Zwane Mamelodi Sundowns Starting XI
Themba Zwane scored from the penalty spot as Mamelodi Sundowns kicked off the defence of their DStv Premiership title with victory over AmaZulu at Loftus Versfeld. Photo: Twitter @OfficialPSL

On the opposite side of the field, Thabiso Kutumela should also be a lock for another start after his involvement in the first two goals scored against Arrows in midweek.

Kermit Erasmus will most likely replace Pavol Safranko who had a quiet game in the cup as the partner to the red-hot Peter Shalulile who has already bagged six goals this season.

Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI predicted

Denis Onyango, Lyle Lakay, Mosa Lebusa, Rushine de Reuck, Grant Kekana, Andile Jali, Rivaldo Coetzee, Themba Zwane, Thabiso Kutumela, Kermit Erasmus, Peter Shalulile.

Confirmed starting XI

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Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI prediction: DStv Premiership vs Moroka Swallows