Khama Billiat starts in the Kaizer Chiefs’ first XI against his former team Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 28-year-old leads the attack which also has Leonardo Castro and Lebogang Manyama.

Today’s encounter is his second against Sundowns since he arrived at Chiefs last August. He picked the Man of the match award in the first tie in which he also scored.

Fellow countryman Willard Katsande is also starting and will captain the team in the absence of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune who is injured.

Teenage Hadebe, however, is on the bench again, having sat out in Chiefs’ previous league encounter against SuperSport.

Kick-off is at 3:30 pm.

Downs XI: Mweene, Morena, Lebusa, Nascimento, Coetzee, Kekana (c), Laffor, Mabunda, Brockie, Sirino, Maboe.

Chiefs XI: Vries, Cardoso, Walusimbi, Ntiya-Ntiya, Booysen, Katsande (c), Ekstein, Maluleka, Castro, Billiat, Manyama.