While their rivals would do anything for the sort of run Mamelodi Sundowns are enjoying, co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has pointed out a valid concern.
The Brazilians were held to a goalless draw by Cape Town City at the weekend in what pundits agreed wasn’t the best of games from the reigning champions whose seven-game winning streak in the DStv Premiership finally came to an end.
Mngqithi was asked about a point away from home and managing another clean sheet.
“As much as it’s nice to say that we have not conceded in as many matches, on the other side I also feel that it is now beginning to put a bit of pressure on the team. Like I said, we are a little bit edgy, more especially on the ball from build ups, we committed a few errors which could have easily resulted in us being punished,” he told the club’s media department.
Downs are not only yet to lose a match in the league so far this season, but they remain the only team still with a 100 percent record of not being breached at the back.
“Now this thing of not conceding is becoming an anxiety factor, because we are now anxious to make sure that we try and protect that space and we are not playing freely. In a game of football if you concede, you concede, but if you score more than the other team then you win the match,” Mngqithi added.
View the gallery above for the rousing welcome the Downs Ladies team recieved at OR Tambo!