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Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI prediction: MTN 8 Final vs Cape Town City

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Oct 29, 2021

Mamelodi Sundowns will chase that elusive MTN 8 title when they face Cape Town City at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday 30 October.

Here we look at how Mamelodi Sundowns could line up in the MTN 8 final against Cape Town City.

Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI prediction

Starting in goal we expect to see Denis Onyango although Sundowns could spring a surprise here and cover their penalty shootout bases by picking Kennedy Mweene to don the gloves.

Denis Onyango manages to survive a penalty shot by Sbonelo Cele of Lamontville Golden Arrows during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 game between Golden Arrows and Mamelodi Sundowns at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on 20 October 2021 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

In central defence, Mosa Lebusa is now fully fit and expected to play this massive cup final while he is likely to be partnered by either Rushine de Reuck or Grant Kekana.

Junior Mutuale Nyongani of Maniema Union challenged by Mosa Lebusa during the 2021 CAF Champions League match between Sundowns and Maniema Union on the 24 October 2021 at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

We expect to see Lyle Lakay and Khulisa Mudau patrolling the flanks in their respective fullback roles.

Rivaldo Coetzee and Andile Jali have shown the value of experience in the middle of the park this season enjoying a resurgence in a squad where competition for places is fierce.

Rivaldo Coetzee during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between Orlando Pirates and Sundowns on the 25 September 2021 at Orlando Stadium/ Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Thabiso Kutumela could be set for another change of role with Themba Zwane fit to return to the left wing, we expect Kutumela to tuck in behind Peter Shalulile, with Gaston Sirino likely to make a nuisance of himself down the right.

Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI (predicted)

Denis Onyango, Lyle Lakay, Mosa Lebusa, Rushine de Reuck, Khulisa Mudau, Rivaldo Coetzee, Andile Jali, Themba Zwane, Thabiso Kutumela, Gaston Sirino, Peter Shalulile.

Confirmed XI

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