Mamelodi Sundowns defensive crisis ahead of Al Ahly game


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is set to come up with a new defensive structure when his team takes on Al Ahly in Cairo on Saturday.

Sundowns are set to go into the CAF Champions League quarter-final first leg without the services of defenders Anele Ngcongca and Thapelo Morena, while Tebogo Langerman remains doubtful due to a groin injury.

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The Brazilians rested goalkeeper Denis Onyango and centre-back Ricardo Nascimento for the Nedbank Cup win over VUT in Tshwane on Sunday as a precautionary measure.

Mosimane has since revealed that he might call Motjeka Madisha to fill the right-back position.

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"Unfortunately I don't have Anele for that match. It's not nice and I don't have Thapelo for the right-back position. But I will make a plan," said Mosimane.

"But it's not going to be Nico [Nicholus Lukhubeni]. The boy is still young, coming up. You saw the penalty, bit naive, put foot in the wrong place. In that space they fall there. You need to be careful.

"We will see and probably play Madisha [as right-back]. Langerman is not ready."

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Sundowns arrived safely in Cairo this morning after leaving South Africa last night.

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