What if MTN8 finalists Cape Town City and SuperSport United joined forces?
Posted: 11 October 2017 Time: 15:15
What would a combined starting line-up of SuperSport United and Cape Town City look like?
With both sides doing well at the moment, it would not be easy to pick which players would make a combined starting line-up.
Here KickOff.com picks 11 players who would make the starting line-up if the teams combined, ahead of their MTN8 final meeting at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport)
Shu-Aib Walters has made some unnecessary errors in goal for Cape Town City, so picking Williams is easy here. Williams has proven to be a master at saving penalties, so SuperSport have someone to rely if it goes to a shootout.
Right-back: Thamsanqa Mkhize (City)
He has proven to be one of the best right-backs in the country. He is strong in the challenge and enjoys getting forward to whip in those quality crosses. He’s high on confidence after making his Bafana Bafana debut last weekend.
Centre-back: Robyn Johannes (City)
Arguably City’s best performing player at the moment, Johannes has been a rock for the Citizens at the back and will be looking for a third title having previously won two with Orlando Pirates. He is in top form at the moment and earned himself a Bafana call-up recently.
Centre-back: Morgan Gould (SuperSport)
The move back to SuperSport last season have proven to be a great one for the big defender who has rediscovered top form. His experience is important for Matsatsantsa and he’ll have a big role to play in the final.
Left-back: Ebrahim Seedat (City)
He is doing well at left-back for City, using his energy to run up and down the flank. Seedat does not need a second invitation to get forward when opportunities to do so present themselves.
Right wing: Thuso Phala (SuperSport)
He is a menace on the right wing for opposition defenders because of his pace. Phala found the back of the net in the competition during the first leg semi-final against Maritzburg United. He is definitely a threat.
Central midfield: Thabo Nodada (City)
The unsung hero in City’s midfield has been fantastic, making a contribution in both defence and attack. He has an engine which keeps him running throughout the game.
Central midfield: Reneilwe Letsholonyane (SuperSport)
‘Yeye’ is going strong at age 35, playing a key role alongside Dean Furman in Matsatsantsa’s midfield. He is a man renowned for delivering the killer pass, so City need to keep an eye on him.
Left wing: Aubrey Modiba (SuperSport)
Modiba has been preferred in a more advanced role on the left flank by coach Eric Tinkler and he has done well for the side, whipping in some good crosses.
Striker: Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport)
He’s got three goals in the competition and he will be looking to get his name on the score sheet in the final on Saturday. The man referred to as ‘Sniper’ by Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is the deadliest striker in the league.
Striker: Lehlohonolo Majoro (City)
The arrival of Victor Obinna means Majoro will have tough competition for a place in the team, but he has made a good start to the season. He’s work rate has improved.
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