Manqoba Mngqithi was pleased with Mamelodi Sundowns’ CAF Champions League victory over Al Hilal on Saturday, but hopes his team will be more clinical going forward.
Log leaders Sundowns, who remain unbeaten in the DStv Premiership, play Baroka at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday.
They will be buoyed on by their 2-0 CAFCL win on Saturday, and Mngqithi says it was a good win against a very good, and awkward, Sudanese side.
“We managed to achieve what we planned organisationally as we did not want them to play in our half, because aerially they are very strong and we could see that every time they got a set-piece,” Mngqithi said after the CAFCL victory.
“I also think that after we scored the goal we took our foot off the pedal and they started coming at us with a lot of throw-ins and corner kicks. This is a very strong team and has an awkward way of playing. Overall the game panned out the way we expected.”
Mngqithi says while he is happy with the results of late, he does feel the team could be more clinical in front of goal.
“We have been complaining about the team not being shrewd enough.”
“If you look at the game against Chippa United, we scored two but we could have scored eight, in the Stellenbosch game also we could have scored more.”
“We have not been clinical but if you look at our goal ratio it is not bad. We don’t always take our chances and we don’t want to put stress and anxiety on the players. It is a very sensitive area to touch but we are happy.”