Key Players Ahead Of Chiefs, Sundowns Clash

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Isaac Ndou

With the encounter between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns being one of the most important fixtures, there are players who may prove to be influential towards the outcomes of the match.

Here are some of the players to look out for:
Leonardo Castro (Kaizer Chiefs)

The Columbian striker will be up against his former side and has a neck for scoring in important matches. He scored of his Chiefs’ debut and his confidence might cause problems for the Brazilians.

Jeremy Brockie (Mamelodi Sundowns)

The “sniper” made his debut against Platinum Stars last weekend but failed to get on the score sheet. The man who has a bucket of goals to his name would find pleasure in opening his account for Sundowns with a goal against title chasers Kaizer Chiefs to give his team an upper hand.

Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)

South Africa’s number one has much in his locker to decide the outcome of games of this magnitude with his brilliant saves. He will be the man to beat for Sundowns attackers.

Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns)

The skilful winger who is rumoured to be leaving the club is still a weapon for Pitso Mosimane and proved that after he scored a brace against Platinum Stars. He will be available for Sundowns to terrorise the Chiefs defence.

Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)

The hardcore midfielder will be a weapon for Sundowns going forward and neutralising the midfield for them. He also has a trait of unleashing thunderous shots towards goal at any time.

Ryan Moon (Kaizer Chiefs)

Lately, the youngster has been on target for Amakhosi, scoring in his last two matches. His confidence will be on a good level for him to aim for another goal, this time when it matters more.

Tebogo Langerman (Mamelodi Sundowns) – The left back is an option when Sundowns launch attacks with his dashing runs and throwing in the crosses for the strikers to pounce on. He is a player the Chiefs defence will have to keep a close eye on.

Siphiwe Tshabalala ( Kaizer Chiefs)

Shabba has the much needed experience for matches of this importance and will also use that experience to help other players in the team stay focused. He also has a thing for scoring in big games.

The match will take place at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday night, Kick off at 20h15.