Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns face Bloemfontein Celtic in an MTN 8 Quarter Final in Pretoria on Sunday.
The biggest attention will fall on the Sundowns technical team bench as the post-Pitso Mosimane regime starts. Will the co-coaching trio of Manqoba Mngqithi, Rulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela get off to a perfect start?
Will Celtic claim last season’s Nedbank Cup final pain revenge?
John Maduka’s Siwelele do not have any suspensions, while Sundowns will miss Tebogo Langerman. Since we’re in the start of a new season, both clubs have brought in several new players, therefore predicting the following line-ups can’t be more trickier, especially Sundowns.
Celtic new faces: Menzi Ndwandwe, Robert Smith, Mokone Mereko, Gerhard Phafoli and Jabulani Ncobeni.
Sundowns new faces: George Maluleka, Lesedi Kapinga, Peter Shalulile, Mothobi Mvala, Ricardo Goss, Hashim Domingo, Gift Motupa, Aubrey Modiba, Grant Margeman, Kermit Erasmus, Khuliso Mudua.
Keeping in mind that both teams had limited friendly games, Sundowns may take advantage of the higher fitness levels their players earned in the FIFA week with their national sides.
Sundowns: Onyango, Morena, Madisha, Nascimento, Lakay, Kekana, Mvala, Zwane, Sirino, Erasmus, Shalulile.
Celtic: Chaine, Fikizolo, Mahashe, Chabalala, Ngobeni, Baloyi, Phalane, Ncobeni, Sera, Mabena, Luthuli.
Match kick off is 18:00 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.