The sides meet in a DStv Premiership clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday.
Mphahlele limped off the field after suffering a hamstring injury during Amakhosi’s 3-0 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila midweek.
“We will have to play very well to win, we have to work extremely hard,” said the Sundowns co-head coach.
Humiliated in the cup by Segunda B’s Alcoyano, a week after being outfought and largely outplayed in the Spanish Super Cup by Athletic Bilbao, Madrid find themselves in another slump. 
Motlanthe has been acting CEO since May 2020.
Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas had to be persuaded to stay at Marseille for this season despite leading the 1993 Champions League winners to second place in Ligue 1 in the last, curtailed campaign.
“We’re still within striking distance (of Bayern) and want to keep attacking,” said Leipzig coach Nagelsmann.
Leaders Milan are three points ahead of Inter before the weekend’s 19th round of games which marks the half-way point of the season.
Goals from Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite in extra time sealed a 2-0 victory for Barca but only after Miralem Pjanic and Dembele had both failed to score penalties in normal time.
The Congolese midfielder took possession outside the box on 94 minutes and gave goalkeeper Ahmed Azzaqa no chance with a shot that flew into the roof of the net.
‘’Yes, we might have had a few bad calls here and there by some officials, but that does not amount to a blanket low standards of refereeing,’’ said Safa’s chair of the Referees Committee.
Makaringe, who joined Pirates from the Team of Choice in July 2019, has featured in all of Bucs matches so far this season.
The worry for Jurgen Klopp is there is no guarantee the slide has bottomed out.
“We lost a game which I think it’s actually impossible to lose. But we did it,” said the Liverpool head coach.

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