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Downs & Maritzburg Line-Ups Announced

Mamelodi Sundowns will be keen to widen their lead over AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership when they face Maritzburg United today – here is how the two sides line up.

Ernst Middendorp’s side held Masandawana to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture when Kwandakwensizwa Ishmael Mngonyama equalled out Themba Zwane’s opener.

Downs enter the game on a bit of shaky form after losing of three their last eight games in all competitions, while Maritzburg only lost once in their previous nine matches.

The hosts, though, could extend their lead at the top of the DStv Premiership table to four points and would still have one game in hand over Benni McCarthy’s in-form AmaZulu.

Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI:

Onyango, Morena, Modiba, Nascimento, Lebusa, Jali, Mkhulise, Coetzee, Shalulile, Zwane, Motupa

Maritzburg, meanwhile, will be keen to collect something at Loftus Versfeld Stadium today, as they are now just one point above the relegation play-off spot following TTM’s win over Kaizer Chiefs.

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Maritzburg United starting XI:

Engelhardt, Clausen, Kutumela, Daniels, Tlolane, Rae, Morgan, Graham, Stevic, Hlongwane, Allie

The Team of Choice last beat Downs in the semi-final of the 2018 Nedbank Cup but are without a win over their opponents in the league since a 1-0 home victory on 21 April 2012.

The game kicks off at 15:00 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

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