Mamelodi Sundowns take on Swallows FC in a DStv Premiership match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday. Masandawana resumed their league title defense with a 2-0 win over Swallows’ Soweto rivals, Orlando Pirates at home on Friday as they extended their unbeaten run to seven matches. Mamelodi Sundowns vs Moroka Swallows South African Premiership.
Hence, the Tshwane giants consolidated their place at the top of the DStv Premiership standings – five points clear of second-placed Richards Bay and the former also have a game in hand.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Moroka Swallows South African Premiership
Sundown head coach Rulani Mokwena is expecting a tough match against an injured. Swallows side under the guidance of veteran tactician Ernst Middendorp.
“He [Midendorp] is a very good coach. Who I have a lot of respect for and I learn a lot from him. Someone who definitely wants us to beat,” Mokwena said.
“But we need to recover really well and we know it will be a very tough game against the Swallows because of Ernst Middendorp’s leadership.
“However, I don’t want to take away from the incredible work Moussa Nitama has done in the interim. He is an incredible prospect for a coach. He is going to be one of the best in this country.” Mamelodi Sundowns vs Moroka Swallows South African Premiership.
Meanwhile, Swallows were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Richards Bay on Saturday. And are now winless in their last two matches in the DSTV Premiership.
As a result, Amswais are 14th in the league standings – one point above the relegation zone. And three points behind ninth-placed Cape Town City.
Middendorp have adopted a gritty approach ahead of their clash against Sundowns as the Dubey Birds look to get back to winning ways.
“All I can say is congratulations to coach Rulani. However, I will not be discussing the match against Sundowns with the media,” Middendorp said succinctly while speaking to Backpage Media.
“I can’t talk about how we’re preparing for them and what I think about them or my team. Thank you for calling me, but I can’t share much.” Mamelodi Sundowns vs Moroka Swallows South African Premiership.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Mothobi Mvala: The 28-year-old produced a man-of-the-match performance at the heart of the Sundown defense and also scored. Mvala will be looking to replicate the same display when he faces the Swallows.
Cassius Mailula: The diminutive forward scored his fourth goal of the season against Pirates, introduced as a substitute. Mylula will hope to start and lead Masandawana to another victory.
Tlakusani Mthethwa: The hard-working midfielder is the heartbeat of Amswaiswai’s midfield as a box-to-box midfielder and he will be eager to stamp his authority in the middle of the park against the defending league champions.
Mwape Musonda: The 2018/19 PSL Golden Boot winner was on the score sheet the last time Swallows recorded a win which was against Royal AM in October last year. It could be Musonda who inspires Amswaiswai to victory in Pretoria.
Prediction Mamelodi Sundowns vs Moroka Swallows South African Premiership
We Say Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 Swallows FC