Nyasha Mushekwi scores the second goal against Highlanders

Pitso to give Zim keeper a chance

Highlanders goalkeeper Arial Sibanda to play for Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 31 January 2013 Time: 10:01 am

Mamelodi Sundowns will have Highlanders goalkeeper Arial Sibanda in goal for their last two matches against Caps United on Friday and Dynamos on Sunday in Harare.

While this has been necessitated by an injury to goalkeeper Calvin Marlin, Trott Moloto, the Sundowns head of technical, has been on record saying they were looking for ‘one or two’ players from Zimbabwe during their current tour.

Sundowns played their first match against Highlanders at Barbourfields on Wednesday, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Nyasha Mushekwi in the 13th and 16th minute. In this match, Sundowns used Chicken Inn goalkeeper Liberty Chirava.

The Brazilians will train in Bulawayo on Thursday before heading to Harare on Friday morning for their afternoon clash against Caps United.

Coach Pitso Mosimane, in confirming that Sibanda will guard the goals in Harare, gave his assessment of the game against Highlanders.

“We were more organised technically. We started off slowly but we caught them on the break. We scored two similar goals. It was a good game for us. We need this pressure. We need to see how we fare with other teams in Africa, but we still have a lot to do. We got the right test. We take it up from here and see where we go.

“Nyasha gives us the comfort when he scores the goals. “Esrom [Nyandoro] is key; he controlled the midfield and I wish he was three years younger.”

The Brazilians are likely to have a changed team for Friday’s match, with Teko Modise returning to the line-up while other players on trial like Rashid Sumaila from Ghana and Emmanuel Mathias from Togo will be given further opportunities.

Mamelodi Sundowns team: L Chirava, R Mphahlele, T Langerman, M Mwanjali (R Sumaila 46th), A Schut (E Mathius 46th), E Nyandoro, E Pelembe (S Moriri 82nd), J Shongwe, N Mushekwi (T Zwane 71st), E Manqele (R Henyekane 71st), A Laffor (E Rodgers 76th)

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Previous comments on this story...

The CV Chef MUST Die
posted: 10:09 am
Out with the old, In with the new. - Minnie Dlamini.
Keep your M3 , I`ll keep my Booty - Minnie Dlamini
Herbert "herbs" semenya
posted: 10:10 am
Um scared dis team wil beat tortoise fc 4-1.....kabo yellow
Baatile
posted: 10:16 am
Arial Sibanda from Highlanders, Liberty Chirava from Chicken Inn, Rashid Sumaila from Ghana, Emmanuel Mathias from Togo: Trott Moloto's new acquisitions for Downs'. I think Chippa Mpengesi can do with Trott's vast experience in player acquisitions.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:31 am
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The delinquency of the CV Chef

posted: 10:09 am

Out with the old, In with the new. - Minnie Dlamini.
Keep your M3 , I`ll keep my Booty - Minnie Dlamini
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I gave her a one third of my monthly salary (i.e R3000) cause she made my peepee strong as a rock within seconds and i didnt want my pickiny to suffer too - Uncle Pally

He said he was going to divorce his wife and promote me to be his assistant coach at the development - Anonymous Mayfair Tealady...
Legendary Wonder
posted: 10:35 am
Don't we have keepers from development? where is Onyango? eh!
kingJ
posted: 11:27 am
waii Sundowns!!!
Bin Laden
posted: 12:18 pm
This is the only team that has quality..I salute the best
aadil15
posted: 12:20 pm
Mosimane wishing Esrom was 3yrs younger wat a polite way of telling us that Nyandoro is aged
Leu of Kanye
posted: 03:20 pm
nid to give bo Sangweni, Nyatama, Kekana the chances to feel nyandoro's position, no nid to make him younger
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