Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Manqoba Mngqithi has discussed this past weekend’s result as they increased their lead at the top of the standings.
The Brazilians secured a 1-0 victory over rivals, Orlando Pirates at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday afternoon, increasing their tally to 21 points at the top of the log, while the Buccaneers remain in fifth position.
“This is one match we did not have many days to prepare for but we knew what Pirates are capable of. They are a transitional team and can punish you every time you do not take care of the ball. We dealt well with those moments of transition, overall it was a good game,” Mngqithi said on Sundowns’ official website.
“The three points were very important for us, this was one crucial match for us. We knew it was going to be a six-pointer and it is very important that when you get a six-pointer you go all out. I am happy with the boys, with the coaches and everyone within the team, they have done very well.”
Sundowns' new signing, Brian Onyango was the goalscorer on the day and Mngqithi has spoken highly of the Kenyan's quality.
“There were elements that we knew he was going to help us in, technically he is sound, one of the best passers of the ball. A centre back with speed and height is very rare to find, he is very quick defensively and nobody can say they don’t know what he possesses offensively in set pieces and he has all the qualities you would expect in a modern centre back. We just want to work a little bit on his build-up. He is a quality that we believed will help us in the long run.”