TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns lineups, H2H – Carling Knockout Cup

TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns lineups, H2H – Carling Knockout Cup
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TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns will battle for supremacy in the new Carling Knockout Cup competition at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday, 18 October 2023.

TS Galaxy will come into this game on the back of a poor run of form having drawn two and lost three of their last five games. However, they'll fancy their chances against a depleted Sundowns team as they look to get to the next stage of the competition.

Mamelodi Sundowns, meanwhile, will aim to bounce back from their MTN8 final loss to rivals Orlando Pirates and fight to win the maiden Carling Knockout competition. But they'll have their work cut out as at least ten first team players are out of this game, presenting Rhulani Mokwena a hard tie to navigate through. Which of these teams will come out on top?

Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns in action
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TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns team news

Rhulani Mokwena's side will face TS Galaxy in the Carling Knockout Cup opening round of 16 on Wednesday without any of their seven key players currently in the Bafana Bafana camp, to add to the long list of absentees already in the squad.

Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams; defenders Mothobi Mvala, Grant Kekana, Aubrey Modiba and Khuliso Mudau; midfielder Teboho Mokoena, and captain Themba Zwane.

The Sundowns players are among coach Hugo Broos' squad that played a goalless draw with Eswatini on Friday night at FNB Stadium, they'll clash with Ivory Coast in Abidjan on Tuesday.

Reports from SABC SPORT said the seven Sundowns players with the national team will travel straight to Angola on Wednesday to meet their club mates in the build-up to the first leg of their encounter with Petro on Saturday.

The Brazilians got permission from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to participate in the African Football League (AFL), which gets underway this weekend with an away fixture against Petro de Luanda of Angola.

TS Galaxy agreed to move their cup tie to an earlier date to allow Downs a few days to recover and prepare for the continental assignment.

While Galaxy have their squad in full strength, Masandawana are depleted. It's going to be fascinating to see how the game pans out.

Mlungisi Mbunjana in action for TS Galaxy
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TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns probable lineups

Here is how we think both coaches will line up for their first Carling Knockout game:

TS Galaxy

Vasilije Kolak (GK); Solomon Letsoenyo, Pogiso Sanoka, McBeth Mahlangu, Mpho Mvelase; Bernard Parker, Mlungisi Mbunjana, Sphiwe Mahlangu, Higor Vidal; Lindokuhle Mbata, Samir Nurkovic.

Mamelodi Sundowns

Reyaad Pieterse (GK); Rivaldo Coetzee, Abdelmounaim Boutouil, Brian Onyango, Rushine De Reuck; Marcelo Allende, Bongani Zungu, Siphelele Mkhulise; Neo Maema, Lebohang Maboe, Peter Shalulile.

TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns head-to-head records

Mamelodi Sundowns vs TS Galaxy's head to head record shows that of the 6 meetings they've had, Mamelodi Sundowns has won 5 times and TS Galaxy has won 1.

TS Galaxy vs Mamelodi Sundowns match details

Date: 18 October 2023
Time: 19:00 South African Standard Time
Venue: Mbombela Stadium
Broadcast channel: SuperSport 202

TS Galaxy form

Galaxy come into this cup game on the worst possible form; they're winless in their last five games with two draws and three losses.

South Africa Premier 25/05/24

L

Polokwane City

Polokwane City

1

TS Galaxy

TS Galaxy

0

South Africa Premier 21/05/24

D

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns

1

TS Galaxy

TS Galaxy

1

South Africa Premier 18/05/24

W

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates

0

TS Galaxy

TS Galaxy

1

South Africa Premier 12/05/24

D

Cape Town City

Cape Town City

1

TS Galaxy

TS Galaxy

1

South Africa Premier 07/05/24

D

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs

2

TS Galaxy

TS Galaxy

2

Mamelodi Sundowns form

On the other hand, Sundowns suffered their first loss of the season as Orlando Pirates defeated the Brazilians on penalties in the MTN8 final to halt a run of five straight wins across all competitions.

South Africa Premier 25/05/24

L

Cape Town City

Cape Town City

1

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns

0

South Africa Premier 21/05/24

D

TS Galaxy

TS Galaxy

1

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns

1

South Africa Premier 18/05/24

W

Stellenbosch FC

Stellenbosch FC

0

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns

1

South Africa Premier 14/05/24

W

Royal AM FC

Royal AM FC

0

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns

2

South Africa Premier 11/05/24

W

Royal AM FC

Royal AM FC

0

Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns

1

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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