Mamelodi Sundowns have not lost a game against Stellenbosch Fc, the side from the Cape Winelands was promoted in 2018/19 after winning the Glad Africa Championship. In the 2019/20 season, Masandawana played Stellies twice and on both occasions came out victorious.
In the first round of last season Themba Zwane, Keletso Makgalwa and Sphelele Mkhulise were on the score sheet and Stellies, it was Ryan Moon.
Coach Rulani Mokwena shared his analysis of the upcoming game “Under the circumstances, training has been good. We have tried to work on a couple of things. From our game against AmaZulu, there is a lot that we will take from that game. We are ready for the next clash against Stellenbosch, they have brought in some important players. The likes of Nathan Sinkalan Asavela Mbekile, Granwald Scott and the new signings of Phatu Nage and Mendieta”.
This will be the third meeting between the two sides since the Steve Barker led side was promoted.
They have speed in their team, the likes of Ashley Du Preez, Lelethu Skelem. This gives them complexity and they also have a solid defence line with Robyn Johannes and Alan Roberts who can play at the back. We have done our homework. We have seen where they have a couple of strengths, where we must control and a couple of weaknesses we can exploit and hopefully on matchday, it comes out” said Coach Rulani Mokwena.