Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana Stars Unwind at SA20 Cricket Tournament

Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana Stars Unwind at SA20 Cricket Tournament

  • There were some special guests during the first semifinal of the inaugural SA20 tournament held at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg
  • Mamelodi Sundowns players Reyaard Pieterse, Ronwen Williams, Kennedy Mweene and Andile Jali were in the crowd
  • They were there to watch the Pretoria Capitals take on the Paarl Royals for a place in Saturday's final

Several Mamelodi Sundowns players were in attendance for the first semifinal of the SA20 cricket competition that was held at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Bafana Bafana players Ronwen Williams (captain), Reyaad Pieterse, Andile Jali and their Zambian colleague Kennedy Mweene sat in the crowd as the Paarl Royals and the Pretoria Capitals tussled it out for a place in the final on Saturday.

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Mamelodi Sundowns' Kennedy Mweene, Andile Jali, Reyaard Pieterse and Ronwen Williams at the Wanderers Stadium. Image source: Screnshot.
Source: UGC

The other semifinal tomorrow will see the home team, Joburg Super Kings take on the Sunrisers Eastern Cape for the other spot in the decider.

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