Mamelodi Sundowns host Stellenbosch FC in the DStv Premiership this evening at the Loftus Versfeld stadium.
Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to return to the summit of the table after Swallows FC overtook them on the standings thanks to a midweek victory over Kaizer Chiefs.
Stellenbosch FC on the other hand will be looking to climb into the top eight tonight. Steve Barker’s men have picked up one win, two draws and solitary loss in their opening four fixtures of the 2020/2021 DStv Premiership however standing in their way tonight is a rampant Mamelodi Sundowns side.
Manqoba Mngqithi, Rhulani Mokwena and Steve Khompela have hit the ground running at the helm of Mamelodi Sundowns. The Brazilians have scored nine goals in their first four games while conceding just three. Follow all of the live action below
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch FC: Live blog
Mamelodi Sundowns XI: Onyango, Morena, Lakay, Nascimento, Madisha, Jali, Coetzee, Maboe, Zwane, Shalulile, Erasmus
Subs: Mweene, Mudau, Lebusa, Kapinga, Kekana, Langerman, Domingo, Modiba, Makgalwa
Stellenbosch XI: Langeveldt, Robertson, Macheke, Johannes, Van Heerden, Nange, Sinkala, Van Rooyen, Mandieta, Skelem, Khunyedi
Subs: Stephens, Mthethwa, Scott, Mbekile, Moon, Dingba, Msengi, Avontuur
Mokwena wary of dangerous Stellenbosch
“They are a very complex team and they have done very well in the transfer market, which started last season already when they brought in some very important players,” Rhulani Mokwena told Sowetan.
“You can see that Sinkala has made a big contribution and he has stabilised their midfield. They also use Mbekile, who they got last season, and they also have Granwald Scott in that space and they recently brought in Nange.
“They have very good central midfielders and they have added Júnior Mendieta to complement this physicality, robustness and ball-regaining perspective. Mendieta comes in and gives them a little bit of fluidity, precisions and creativity in their play because he is a very good player.”
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch: Kick-off time and broadcast info
Action between Mamelodi Sundowns and Stellenbosch FC at Loftus gets underway at 18:00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport PSL. This website will also be providing live updates under our live blog heading above.