16 stars who repped Chiefs and Downs


Ahead of Thursday's crunch clash between log leaders Kaizer Chiefs and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, KickOff.com looks at 16 stars who represented both teams.

Chiefs and Sundowns are scheduled to meet at Orlando Stadium on Thursday evening (18h00) for what is being widely billed as an Absa Premiership title decider.

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The two teams are separated by just three points in first and second position, with four rounds of fixtures remaining in the campaign.

In light of this classic encounter, which has grown more prominent in recent years, can you remember the 16 players that have donned the colours of both Amakhosi and The Brazilians?

Check out the gallery above for all the stars who moved between Chiefs and Downs during their playing careers

The first player to make the switch from one to the other in the PSL era was defender Fabian McCarthy, who left Chloorkop for Naturena in 2003, followed by goalkeeper Brian Baloyi going the other way in 2004.

In recent years, the likes of Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat have all left Sundowns for Chiefs, while George Lebese and George Maluleka traded the black and gold for the yellow and blue.

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