The Mamelodi Sundowns medical team has confirmed the unavailability of four players as we host Cape Town City tonight.
Ricardo Nascimento is still recovering from a groin injury and is yet to make an appearance for Downs so far this season, while Anthony Laffor is also still recovering from a knee injury.
There is another pair that is still working their way back to full fitness and will unfortunately not be part of the Absa Premiership clash against coach Benni McCarthy’s outfit at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Mauricio Affonso still awaits his debut in Sundowns colours. The Uruguayan picked up an ankle injury during pre-season and is still in the recovery ward.
Phakamani Mahlambi joined him there recently as he, too, looks to bounce back from an ankle strain. Apart from those players mentioned, coach Pitso Mosimane can select from the available group of players as he looks to pick up maximum points against the Citizens.
The last time the two sides met in Tshwane six months ago, the Brazilians were 3-2 winners thanks to goals from Lebo Maboe, as well as the injured pair of Laffor and Mahlambi.
Downs will look to maintain a winning streak at the Lucas Moripe Stadium having come from behind to beat Bloemfontein Celtic 3-1 to progress to the semifinals of the MTN8 over the weekend. A victory tonight will take Sundowns to the top of the Absa Premiership table and keep their unbeaten run in the league so far intact.