Downs minus key personnel
Posted: 13 January 2018 Time: 09:29
Mamelodi Sundowns are without a number of key players for their Absa Premiership clash against Orlando Pirates on Saturday.
The Brazilians are set to The Buccaneers at the Loftus Versveld Stadium this afternoon, with kick-off scheduled for 15h30.
Right-backs Thapelo Morena and Anele Ngcongca have both been ruled out through thigh and knee injuries respectively, with the club confirming that the latter has avoided surgery.
In attack, the services of Khama Billiat will be missed after the Zimbabwean international pulled out of training on Friday with continued knee discomfort.
Billiat has not featured since the 4-0 thrashing of Baroka at the start of December, when he scored a brace, and has made only seven league appearances this season.
New signings Aubrey Ngoma and Rvaldo Coetzee are both recovering from hamstring and foot injuries respectively, having yet to make their Sundowns debuts.
Meanwhile, striker Cuthbert Malajila on Friday returned to Chloorkop for the first time since his knee surgery in December, and has only just started walking.
Tickets for this afternoon's much-anticipated encounter is available at Ticketpros outlets and online at Ticketpros.co.za, at a cost of R40 for adults and R10 for children under-12.