Reyaad Pieterse Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse has confirmed he has extended his contract with Masandawana for the 2022/23 season. Photo: Philip Maeta/BackpagePix

Mamelodi Sundowns name refreshed starting lineup for Royal AM clash!

Here’s how both Mamelodi Sundowns and Royal AM have opted to lineup for this afternoon’s rescheduled DStv Premiership clash!

Reyaad Pieterse Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse has confirmed he has extended his contract with Masandawana for the 2022/23 season. Photo: Philip Maeta/BackpagePix

Royal AM welcome champions Mamelodi Sundowns to the Chatsworth Stadium for their penultimate DStv Premiership match of the season this afternoon.

Today’s clash was originally scheduled to take place last Saturday. However due to severe weather conditions, the match was suspended and rescheduled for 15:00 this afternoon.

While the Brazilians have already secured the title, there’s still much to play for Royal AM who are chasing the prized CAF Champions League second spot.

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Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to hit the 65 point mark for the season while Royal AM need nothing less than a victory to stand a chance to finish in second place in the league.

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Royal AM vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Starting lineups!

Royal AM XI: Awaiting

Sundowns XI: Mweene, Kekana, Lunga, Lakay, Mudau, Mkhulise, Mokoena, Kutumela, Sirino, Maema, Shalulile.

Subs: Goss, Modiba, Lebusa, Mvala, Pule, Mashiane, Vilakazi, Saavedra.

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Mngqithi expects a tough Royal AM clash!

“The game against Royal AM is definitely going to be very tough.” – Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi told the club’s media department.

“They’ve got a lot of very exciting players, and the fact that we beat them in the Nedbank Cup makes them even more motivated for this match.

“Besides that they’ve changed the squad a lot from the team that they were using before. They even changed the approach to a certain extent.

“They are no longer building from the back a lot ever since they played that match against Mamelodi Sundowns.

“They’ve conceded a goal from a high press, so now they’ve been playing a lot of long balls. They’ve been very direct in their play with two strikers and one 10 which is Mabena.”

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Khuliso Mudau of Mamelodi Sundowns during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United on the 03 November 2021 at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

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