Mahlambi, Jali set back by injury

Premiership

Mahlambi, who scored in the 2-1 defeat to Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup over the weekend, has a foot injury, while Jali has a dead leg after featuring in the game against the Chilli Boys.

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Both players have not quite been able to enjoy regular football since joining the Brazilians at the start of the season and the injuries will only set them back.

Right-back Thapelo Morena, meanwhile, is still recovering from flu and looks set to miss out tonight.

Veteran defender Wayne Arendse is recovering from a calf injury, while Brazilian centre-back Ricardo Nascimento is back after recovering from a groin problem.

Sundowns are playing catch-up in the league and they’d go level on points with leaders Bidvest Wits if they get a victory over Usuthu at Loftus Stadium (19h30), with two matches in hand.

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