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Sundowns vs Al-Hilal

Mamelodi Sundowns will be hoping to begin their Caf Champions League campaign with a win when they take on Al-Hilal Omdurman in their opening Group A clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Friday evening.

Sundowns will enter this clash high in confidence after they returned to winning ways in the DStv Premiership following their 2-0 victory over Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Monday night through goals from Andile Jali and Teboho Mokoena.


Al-Hilal will come into this game off the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Rivers United in the Sudan Premier League at the Estadio Al-Hilal Stadium in their last game on 24 October 2021 as Yasir Mozamil scored the winning goal.


Peter Shalulile has by far been the best Sundowns player as well as on the domestic front this season, having netted a total of 17 goals and four assists in 25 appearances across all competitions for the Brazilians so far this campaign.

Although he did not represent Sudan at the Africa Cup of Nations, Yasir Mozamil has proved his worth to the club by contributing to three goals in the last instalment of the competition and he will be roaring to better that tally this campaign.

Co-coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena will only have one player on the sidelines in the form of Lebohang Maboe, who continues to nurse his knee injury and following the return of Thabiso Kutumela, who suffered a muscle injury, while João Mota is expected to have a fully fit squad for the group stage encounter.

Possible Starting Lineup:

Mamelodi Sundowns:
 Kennedy Mwenne, Rivaldo Coetzee, Lyle Lakay, Brian Onyango, Rushine De Reuck, Andile Jali, Teboho Mokoena, Surprise Ralani, Thabiso Kutumela, Themba Zwane, Peter Shalulile.

Al-Hilal Omdurman: Ali Abdallah Abu-Eshrein, Mohamed Ouattara, Mohamed Saeed Ahmed, Faris Abdalla, Samawal Merghani, Mugahid Faroug, Walieldin Khidir, Mohamed Abuaagla, Yasir Mozamil, Eid Mugadam, Mohamed Abdelrahman.

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