With just a few hours to go till kick-off , FARPost.co.za select some key players to shine in the Telkom Knockout Final.
He makes his return to the squad after serving his two-match ban due to a red card.
Although he can get too emotionally involved in the game sometimes, the Uruguayan forward will definitely pose a threat upfront. He is quick, very direct and a clinical finisher leaving no room for error. Sirino is currently the top goal scorer in the tournament on 5 goals. Will he add to that tally this evening?
The midfielder is not one who just creates play but Kekana himself knows how to strike a beautiful goal. He will be crucial in a lot of build up play and his passes will be key for the Downs attack on the day.
Onyango is said to also make his return in the TKO Final and a sharp goalkeeper might just be what you need to win you the game on the day, even in a penalty shootout situation. The Ugandan international will need to be on his toes on the day because it’s been said that Maritzburg do not intend on sitting back, they plan on bringing the game to them.
This player is certainly been one that Sundowns might worry about, having given Kaizer Chiefs quite a headache in the semi-final clash that Maritzburg won 2-1. No doubt he’ll be looking to trouble the Downs defense with his ability to position himself in the right spaces and calmly finish. He has 2 goals in this cup competition and has been Man of the Match on two occasions.
Rushine De Reuck
No doubt he’s been one of Maritzburg’s standout performers this season. In fact, he’s one of Maritzburg’s most talked about players, alongside Judas Moseamedi. Ever so calm at the back, the Sundowns forwards will have to be at their best to beat him.
Ghana’s number 1 shot stopper would be key in the final. Ofori has been quite solid for Maritzburg in the league keeping 6 clean sheets in 12 matches.
By Amahle Siphungu