Team of the Week
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane leads this week’s team after he guided Masandawana to a 1-0 win that saw them conclude what has been a fantastic Caf Champions League group stage campaign as they reached the quarterfinals without defeat after edging Wydad Casablanca. Sundowns stars Lyle Lakay, Andile Jali and Thapelo Morena, who played at left-back, central midfield and right wing respectively, are part of the team. Jali in particular was Sundowns’ main man in the heart of midfield. At the back, the central pairing consists of two Man-of-the-Match recipients in Highlands Park captain Bevan Fransman and Edwin Gyimah of Black Leopards. Fransman helped the Lions of the North edge Baroka 1-0 while Gyimah starred in a 2-1 victory at home to Stellenbosch FC. Cape Town City vice-captain Thabo Nodada had a brilliant game for the Mother City-based side when they were held by Maritzburg United. He partners Jali and Golden Arrows’ Ntsako Makhubela completes the midfield following his fantastic display that saw him walk away with the Man-of-the-Match gong. Up front, Orlando Pirates’ Gabadinho Mhango leads the attack.
Coach – Pitso Mosimane