Mngqithi Reacts To Win Over Pirates
Mamelodi Sundowns co-head coach Manqoba Mngqithi has reacted his side’s win over Orlando Pirates.
The defending champions had beated the Soweto giants 2-0 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon thanks to a brace by Peter Shalulile.
Masandawana remain on top of the DStv Premiership log table with 13 points after they played five games with no lose so far.
The Tshwane side will next face Swallows FC next week Sunday, 03 October.
Mngqithi is pleased with how the club has started the season, and was happy with the win.
He also praised Denis Onyango for some of the saves he made during the game.
“Ja, we always wish to have a start like this,” Mngqithi said in the post match press conference.
“:ast season we also got 13 points in this cycle, which is always very important, we dropped two points to be honest against Chippa, but we know the rainy days are still coming, the second round, and when the Champions League is there, when games are packed back to back, it’s gonna be a little bit difficult so it’s important for us to already put our strategies across to make sure that we achieve the desired targets within the first cycles that we have.
“And one is hoping that, because we are likely to play between 19 and 20 games before the Christmas break, that should give us a little bit of a chance to go to the Champions League knowing we have collected enough points, but it’s never really going to be easy. That’s why we take each game as it comes.
“And also one must also give credit to Denis, maybe that’s why he is Africa’s number one, because he also kept us in the game, he made some sterling saves, and those saves now look like we had the game in our hands, but the truth of the matter is if he did not make those saves the game could have turned differently.
“And well done to him, and well done to the coaching staff for the profiling and the analysis, and everybody else around the team, to make sure that we profile the team, we give the detail that is necessary for the match to the players, and when results like this come we must not be arrogant, we must keep on going and dig deeper to make sure that we sustain these performances.”
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