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It’s no secret that Denis Onyango’s South African side Mamelodi Sundowns had no rest during the festive season due to the tight continental schedule, they, however, made it worthwhile picking up maximum points away to Algerian side UMS Algiers.
Having had two days off into the new year, Pitso Mosimane’s charges will now shift their attention to the Premier Soccer League.
The Masandawana are seven points adrift of leaders Kaizer Chiefs. They travel are away to Amazulu on Saturday. It’s bittersweet as they would have known Kaizer Chiefs’ result with the table leaders having played earlier against Supersport United.
Denis Onyango has managed two clean sheets in three games played on the continent and Pitso Mosimane knows the gangly shotstopper’s experience always comes in handy.
Also, skipper Hlompo Kekana along with creative forces Andile Jali and Gaston Sirino will be expected to provide the spark going forward for the defending champions.
Amazulu will seek to win at home against Sundowns for the first time in an astonishing 27 years, Usuthu are hoping former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs forward Lenohololo Majoro brings along his scoring boots.
Sundowns have won nine titles and are hoping to land a 10th also dubbed “La Decima” this season.
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