Mamelodi Sundowns Co-Head Coach Manqoba Mngqithi was pleased with his team’s 4-0 win over Polokwane City in the Nedbank Cup last sixteen on Wednesday.
It was a comfortable win over their GladArica Championship opponents, and Sundowns were 4-0 up in the opening half hour.
Mngqithi says that while the intensity dropped in the second half, the match was already won.
Sundowns will play Orlando Pirates in the quarter-finals, with the match scheduled for next month.
“We wanted to put a lot of pressure on them to force errors so they can give us scoring opportunities and I think that happened in the first fifteen minutes. We were already up and kept on pushing the whole first half, I was impressed with the first half in terms of application and the conversation rate of the chances we got,” Mngqithi said after the game.
“In the second half we started looking at the game against Stellenbosch and we are giving a chance to the players who have not been playing regularly a chance.”
“The game intensity dropped drastically, our coordination was lost. Some of the players came in and played but our way of playing, position, penetration and dominance were not clinical as the first half.”
“One is encouraged by the number of goals and another clean sheet”.