Rodney Ramagalela, Alje Schut and Rashid Sumaila have all returned and are available for selection.
In Sundowns’ last match against Kaizer Chiefs the defence was hit by an injury crises, with two of the three center backs in doubt hours before the match. Now the arrival of Thabo Nthethe adds more options for Coach Pitso Mosimane and his technical team.
Punch Masenamela misses this match as the defender battles with flu, while Sibusiso Kumalo will be sidelined with a hamstring injury. Esrom Nyandoro and his fellow Sundowns veteran, Suprise Moriri are also out of this clash after picking up minor knocks.
Nyandoro has a hip contusion, while Moriri has a knock to his knee.
Mukuka Mulenga and goalkeeper Glenn Verbauwhede who underwent ankle injury
operations late last year have shown a great deal of improvement in their
rehabilitation, said the team doctors.