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Downs & Pirates Stars To Miss Nedbank Cup Quarters

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Khuliso Mudau and Orlando Pirates duo Tapelo Xoki and Nkosinathi Sibisi will miss Nedbank Cup quarter-finals due to suspension.

Sundowns will face their cross-town rivals, the University Of Pretoria in the quarter-final of the Nedbank Cup on Friday night at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Downs go into the fixture on the back of of knocking Young Africans out of the CAF Champions League and back-to-back wins over Cape Town Spurs and Richards Bay in the DStv Premiership.

With the Nedbank Cup one of Rulani Mokwena’s clear targets, they will be without their first choice right-back Mudau after he received his fourth yellow card against Spurs on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Pirates haven’t lost a Nedbank Cup match for the past two years and they aim to continue with this run when they face AmaZulu this coming weekend at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

But they will have to extend their unbeaten streak without Xoki, who received his fourth yellow card against Lamontville Golden Arrows, while Sibisi will also miss the match as he continues to serve the two-match suspension.

The Arrows defender received a red card in a 1-1 draw with Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium. This is his second match, as he missed the Pirates’ 7-1 win against Arrows.

AmaZulu will be without midfield maestro Ethan Brooks, as he received his fourth yellow card in a 1-0 win over Cape Town City.

Thabo Moloisane of Stellenbosch FC will also not be available for the clash against SuperSport United due to a suspension of four yellow cards.

Suspension list:
Khuliso Mudau – Mamelodi Sundowns
Tapelo Xoki – Orlando Pirates
Nkosinathi Sibisi – Orlando Pirates
Ethan Brooks – AmaZulu FC
Thabo Moloisane – Stellenbosch FC

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.