Two Brazilians face final suspension risk

Telkom Knockout

Two Mamelodi Sundowns players will be wary of potentially missing their side’s Telkom Knockout final coming up next month.

Sundowns have a crammed fixture schedule with eight games coming up over the next four weeks, including CAF Champions League group stage encounters.

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The Brazilians will this evening turn their attention back to the league as they face AmaZulu at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, just three days after progressing to the TKO final by beating Golden Arrows in Durban last Saturday.

Captain Hlompho Kekana and defender Tebogo Langerman are both just one booking away from a domestic match suspension, which could see that becoming the all-important cup final next month.

This week Saturday, Downs will host Petro de Luanda of Angola in their Champions League group opener, before travelling to Morocco to meet Wydad Casablanca next Saturday, December 7.

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Though they initially had a league fixture scheduled against Stellenbosch on December 11, it is expected the PSL will postpone that match - as is the norm before cup finals – to allow for sufficient preparation time for their meeting with Maritzburg United on December 14.

Therefore, should either Kekana or Langerman feature this evening and pick up a yellow card, their hopes of contesting the final in two-and-a-half weeks’ time could be dashed.

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