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Sundowns & Wydad Starting XIs Announced

Mamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Athletic Club have announced their starting line-ups for this afternoon’s African Football League final second leg at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

It’s been a week since an epic battle in Morocco, when these two sides met in the first leg of AFL final, which saw the home side collect a 2-1 victory.

This afternoon will be a historical one in the capital city, Pretoria as the inaugural AFL champions will be crowned.

To win the competition, Sundowns will have to win by 1-0 or a two-goal margin, any draw or defeat would crown Wydad AC.

This is the 14th time these two sides face each other, Downs have won three and they were all on home soil. Meanwhile, Wydad AC won five but all of those were in Morocco, while five clashes ended in draws and three of those were in South Africa.

Last season, Wydad knocked Sundowns out of the CAF Champions League semi-final following a 0-0 draw in Morocco and a 2-2 in South Africa.

So far, Rulani Mokwena’s men have eliminated Petro de Luanda and Al Ahly from the competition, while Wydad knocked out enyimba and Esperance on their way to the final.

Here is how they line up:

Sundowns XI: Williams, Lebusa, Mudau, Boutouil, Mvala, Modiba, Mokoena, Allende, Zwane, Shalulile, Ribeiro

Subs: D. Onyango, De Reuck, B. Onyango, Zungu, Sirino, Mashego, Mkhulise, Mabena, Mbule, Maseko, Maema, Maboe

Wydad XI: El Motie, Aboulfath, Harnas, El Amloud, Attiat Allah, Serrhat, Draoui, Haimoud, Lahtimi, Boussefiane, El Bahri

Subs: Maftah, Boubakar, Mahrous, El Houni, Ahannach, Farhane, Bouly Jr, Regragui, Servat, Bouhra, Ounnajem, Cheti

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.