Sundowns host rejuvenated Cape Town City

Mamelodi Sundowns will square off with Cape Town City in an Absa Premiership match at the Loftus Stadium on Tuesday. Kick-off is at 7:30pm, live on SS4.

The Brazilians extended their winning streak to four matches in the league when they thumped Bloemfontein Celtic 4-1 at home on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, Sundowns extended their lead at the top of the league standings, having accumulated 28 points from 13 games. They are six points above second-placed Kaizer Chiefs.

Meanwhile, City ended their four-match winless run in the league when they defeated AmaZulu 1-0 at home on Friday night.

The Citizens find themselves placed fifth on the league standings with 21 point from 14 matches. They are only a point behind second-placed Chiefs.

Previous starting line-ups

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, Hachi, Arendse, Morena, Madisha, Manyisa, Kekana, Mabunda, Sekotlong, Zwane, Tau.

Cape Town City: Stephens, Mkhize, Johannes, Seedat, Fielies, Nodada, Putsche, Martin, Ngoma, Masina, Obinna.



Season Result Scorers
2016/17 Sundowns 1-2 CTC Nthethe; Manyama 2
2016/17 CTC 1-0 Sundowns Manyama

LEAGUE RECORD (since 2016/17)

Home P W D L GF GA
Sundowns 1 0 0 1 1 2
CTC 1 1 0 0 1 0

Away P W D L GF GA
Sundowns 1 0 0 1 0 1
CTC 1 1 0 0 2 1
Total P W D L GF GA
Sundowns 2 0 0 2 1 3
CTC 2 2 0 0 3 1

What the teams are saying

Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau: “It is always difficult to play so many games in such a short time, but I am very proud of the guys," he said. “I always try and contribute to the team. It is not always the group performance, but it is about what you contribute to the team. Sometimes it is defending, sometimes it is attacking or assisting. I’m always happy to see myself getting better and the guys are also scoring.”

Cape Town City head coach Benni McCarthy: “We just have to continue to push,” he said.

“We have to focus for the entire game because a team only gets to rest once the final whistle goes. While fortune favoured us against AmaZulu, I will take it because there were so many other games in which we were unlucky and threw the points away.”

Mamelodi Sundowns key players

Wayne Arendse: The experienced defender is a leader in the Sundowns defence. The 33-year-old will be keen to produce a solid performance and ensure that Sundowns do not concede against the Citizens.

Themba Zwane: The attacking midfielder is enjoying his football at the moment having scored as Sundowns beat Celtic 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. The 28-year-old will be hoping to continue his good form against City and help the Brazilians win.

Cape Town City key players

Sage Stephens: The goalkeeper has done relatively well for City having kept a clean sheet against AmaZulu on Friday. The 26-year-old will be eager to keep another clean sheet when they take on an in-form Sundowns side.

Victor Obinna: The experienced forward has has cemented his place in the City starting line-up in recent times. The Nigerian striker will be looking to hit the back of the net against the Brazilians and help his side secure an away win.