Chiefs vs Sundowns starting lineup: Billiat benched!

Title rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns clash in a highly-anticipated Absa Premiership six-pointer at Orlando Stadium later this afternoon.

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Ernst Middendorp has sprung a few surprises in his starting pack, with star player Khama Billiat starting from the bench while South African youth international Kelesto Sifama has been handed his first senior start in an official match.

Pitso Mosimane on the other hand has fielded a strong experienced side for the all-important clash with their main title rivals.

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Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns in action: (Image:

This is how they line-up:

Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Moleko, Cardoso, Mathoho, Sasman, Frosler, Katsande, Parker, Manyama, Sifama, Kambole.

Subs: Bvuma, Baccus, Billiat, Mphahlele, Agay, Ngezana, Zulu, Zuma, Ngcobo.

Sundowns XI: Mweene, Ngcongca, Lakay, Lebusa, Madisha, Coetzee, Kekana, Mkhulise, Sirino, Zwane, Meza.

Subs: Peterse, Makgalwa, Mahlambi, Mabunda, Vilakazi, Arendse, Maboe, Langerman, Jali.