Major fitness boost for Sundowns


Mamelodi Sundowns are set to welcome back star midfielder Andile Jali when they take on Black Leopards in the DStv Premiership today.

Jali has missed the last two games for Sundowns due to injury but despite his return to contention The Brazilians are still nursing more injuries in their camp.

The likes of Ricardo Nascimento, Brian Onyango and Mauricio Affonso are all still trying to recover on the sidelines with an assortment of injuries.

Sundowns go to Venda still unbeaten in the league so far this season and co-coach Rhulani Mokwena is aware of the danger posed by Lidoda Duvha playing at home against big teams.

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"They are always a hard-running team, they are always difficult to beat," said Mokwena ahead of the clash at Thohoyandou Stadium today (17h00).

"You have seen what they do when they play against the big teams and we have watched those games, how they play at home. They use the environmental conditions to their advantage.

"You have to make sure you have the right psychological profile for the match and you match that with the right tactical approach, and you let the quality take over.

"We will see. We should be ready for a very difficult game. It's probably going to be one of the most difficult games we have played in the last couple of weeks."

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