Mamelodi Sundowns Rhulani Mokwena

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has praised the leadership of Themba Zwane as the Tshwane giants’ captain. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

VIDEO: Mamelodi Sundowns off to horrific start against Galaxy!

Mamelodi Sundowns find themselves 2-0 down after just 16 minutes of play at the Mbombela Stadium in their Carling Knockout Cup clash

Mamelodi Sundowns Rhulani Mokwena

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has praised the leadership of Themba Zwane as the Tshwane giants’ captain. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Mamelodi Sundowns returned to action on Wednesday evening when they traveled to the Mbombela Stadium to face TS Galaxy.

The Brazilians found themselves trailing by two goals after just 16 minutes in their Carling Knockout Cup round of 16 clash.

Galaxy opened the scoring via a comedy own goal by Bongani Zungu. Take a look at the goal below.

Mlungisi Mbunjana doubled the lead two minutes later after rising highest in the box and heading a corner kick into the back of the net. Follow the rest of the match live here.

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TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Starting lineups

TS Galaxy XI: Ntwari, Munyai, Letsoenyo, M.Mahlangu, Sanoka, Mbunjana, Parker, Vidal, Sebelebele, Mojela, S.Mahlangu.

Subs: Kolak, Mongae, Siladi, Seema, Rakwena, Mvelase, Mbatha, Mere, Nurkovic.

Mamelodi Sundowns XI: Pieterse, De Reuck, Abdelmounaim, Lebusa, Coetzee, Zungu, Allende, Maema, Mkhulise, Mendieta, Maboe.

Subs: D. Onyango, B. Onyango, Mashego, Seabi, Nkosi, Maseko, Ramotsei, Sirino, Nku.

The Brazilians were without 14 first regulars however their team sheet was far from a ‘B’ team. Mokwena’s stars were in action for Bafana Bafana last night when they tackled Ivory Coast in Abidjan and will travel straight to Angola for the Brazilians next match against Petro Atletico de Luanda. (Ronwen Williams, Khuliso Mudau, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala, Aubrey Modiba, Teboho Mokoena and Themba Zwane)

Mamelodi Sundowns are also missing seven more players due to injury taking the total ‘missing list’ to 14 players! (Thapelo Morena, Siyanda Nyanga, Sipho Mbule, Bathusi Aubaas, Lucas Ribeiro, Abubaker Nassir and Peter Shalulile)

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Ronwen Williams becomes a dad – Broos

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โ€œI want to make a happy announcement, Ronwen became yesterday a father of a beautiful girl,โ€ Bafana coach Hugo Broos said as quoted by IdiskiTimes regarding the Mamelodi Sundowns star.

โ€œWe congratulate him and his girlfriend. I saw a very happy papa this morning any breakfast, so we were all happy for him. Sheโ€™s is really, really beautiful. I saw a photograph of her, he did really well, Ronwen.โ€

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