04/10/2012 5:27 AM
Football is a game with eleven players against eleven of the opposition and without doubt anything is possible.
Black Leopards proved that they can compete and win against any professional team whether deemed small or big when they beat Kaizer Chiefs in their own back yard just a week ago. Leopards gained a vital 3 points to send them well on their way out of relegation in the log standings.
They will be looking to slay another giant when they welcome Mamelodi Sundowns at Peter Mokaba stadium on Wednesday night 11 April 2012. Another confidence booster will be the fact that they come from an impressive 6-4 win on aggregate from DRC Congo on the CAF Confederations Cup.
Sundowns on the other hand will seek to regain their lost position to competitors Orlando pirates who are first on the log but have played an extra game compared to the Brazilians. Downs come from 2 consecutive draws gaining only 2 points from a possible 6 and allowing the lower ranked teams to catch up to them.
A win for the Mamelodi side will only see them back in pole position by their unmatchable goal difference of 22 goals but with the same points as Orlando Pirates.
On the head to head sundowns wins the battle with 6 wins compared to only one win from Leopards since the year 2005.
Line-ups from both the teams previous matches are as follows:
Sundowns: Marlin; Daniels, Mampuru, Xulu, Masenamela, Kekana (Nyandoro 74’), Moriri, Laffor (Mphela 57’), Zwane, Pelembe (Mokoena 56’), Mushekwi
Leopards: Omony; Mabunda (Banda 77’), Khoza, Mabusela, Xakane; Dzaga, Duiker, Mapolisa, Bobe; Ramagalela (Zulu 38’), Nkhatha (Monama 80’).