Its matchday twenty-six and Mamelodi Sundowns take on Golden Arrows at Dobsonville Stadium. After four games in the BSE and having collected three points and one loss, the clash against Arrows is a must-win at all cost to put pressure on the log leaders Kaizer Chiefs who they face in four days. Abafana Bes’thende are currently sitting in tenth position with thirty-three points after twenty-six games.
In the last ten meetings with Arrows the Brazilians have only lost twice and have won eight games and the last time Arrrows registered a win was in the first round of this season and Masandawana will be out to make sure that they do not allow them to do a double over them. In the current season, Masandawana has faced Arrows twice, once in the league and in the Telkom Cup semi-final which led to Downs going into the final and winning our first trophy for the season.
The clash between the two sides has always produced goals and the last time no goals were scored was in the 2015/16 season. Masandawana has scored sixteen goals-against Arrows since that draw and has conceded five goals. The game promises to be another humdinger and the Durban side has not recorded a win in their last five games in the league games.
Sundowns: Mweene, Ngcongca, Lakay, Lebusa, Madisha, Coetzee, Kekana, Mkhulise, Sirino, Mahlambi, Meza
Subs: Pieterse, Langerman, Soumahoro, Mabunda, Makgalwa, Zwane, Mkhuma, Vilakazi, Maboe
Arrows: Mlungwana, S.Dube, Ndlovu, Mathiane, Nkombelo, Makhubela, L.Dube, Shitolo, Parusnath, Gumede, Mutizwa
Subs: Mbaeva, Linga, Sabelo, Mtshali, Conco, Lamola, Zuke, Khwela, Dlamini