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HT Report: Sundowns 2-1 Stellenbosch

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 23: Junior Mendieta of Mamelodi Sundowns during the DStv Premiership match between Richards Bay and Mamelodi Sundowns at King Zwelithini Stadium on August 23, 2023 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 23: Junior Mendieta of Mamelodi Sundowns during the DStv Premiership match between Richards Bay and Mamelodi Sundowns at King Zwelithini Stadium on August 23, 2023 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns lead Stellenbosch FC at halftime of their DStv Premiership encounter on Wednesday evening.

DStv Premiership

Halftime: Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 Stellenbosch FC

Date: 26 September 2023

Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium

Brazilians coach Rulani Mokwena rang the changes after the MTN8 win over Kaizer Chiefs, with Thapelo Maseko, Reyaad Pieterse, Bongani Zungu and Junior Mendieta among the changes to the line-up.

Stellies, meanwhile opted to start Iqraam Rayners on the bench despite his goal against Orlando Pirates over the weekend, as Ivory Coast international Anicet Oura started upfront for the visitors.

The encounter was delayed by 30 minutes due to the bad weather but when the game did get underway, it was Steve Barker’s men who got the opening foal on 14 minutes when Devon Titus fired into the roof of the net after Pieterse saved Andre de Jong’s initial effort.

The home side looked to get themselves back on level terms as the half went on and they went got their reward ten minutes before the halftime break courtesy of a composed finish from defender Grant Kekana.

Sundowns completed the turnaround five minutes before the halftime break, with Aubrey Modiba getting his second league goal of the season with a an impressive free-kick to beat Sage Stephens.

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Here’s how they lined up:

Mamelodi Sundowns: 26. Pieterse, 20. Kekana, 5. Lebusa, 34. Mvala, 40. Coetzee, 8. Zungu, 17. Modiba, 33. Maseko, 15. Mendieta, 27. Morena, 38. Shalulile

Subs: 14. D.Onyango, 6. B. Onyango, 25. Mudau, 35. Ngobeni, 21. Mkhulise, 33. Maboe, 44. Mabena, 18. Zwane, 23. Ribeiro

Stellenbosch: 17. Stephens, 24. Moloisane, 22. Sibande, 27. Jurgens, 8. Nduli, 26. Mcaba, 10. Mgaga, 28. Palace, 18. De Jong, 14. Oura, 34. Titus

Subs: 35. Langeveldt, 33. De Kock, 12. Mini, 11. Colley, 20. Sekgota, 29. Van Wyk, 9. Rayners, 19. Boji

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