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Mngqithi: All We Wanted To Do Was Win

Mngqithi: All We Wanted To Do Was Win

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 09, 2018 11:17 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi believes they have obtained their primary objective which was to win and advance to the next round of the Nedbank Cup.

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Without the presence of head coach Pitso Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns secured a safe passage in the Nedbank Cup last 16 at the Athlone Stadium on Friday.

A late second-half goal from Percy Tau was the difference on a rainy Cape Town evening against outgoing NFD side Cape Town All Stars.

“We’re playing against a very good team. If we came here with emotions and rushed, we were going to be punished. So it was always important to manage the game, drag it a little bit longer.

“We knew their legs would tire, keep possession of the ball which in many instances we lost cheaply. Honestly speaking, credit must go to their coach. They have assembled a very good team.

“The football they play is structurally very correct. But I believe we gave them too much space in the first half, but all we wanted to do was to win and that’s what we managed to do,” Mngqithi told SuperSport after the game.

The number of chances they spurned left a lot to be desired, but they are happy with the shift put in by the fringe players like Thokozani Sekotlong and George Lebese.

“We are happy with the players we brought in. Gaston showed his class, unfortunate not to score in a one-on-one situation. Sekotlong came in and created good space for Percy which he should have buried.

“Lebese came on late and did well. The rest managed the game well, but in converting the chances we created we didn’t do well.

“That’s the one area I’m not excited about because we got some clear-cut chances in the first half from Themba Zwane and Percy. Those were clear-cut chances that we should have buried,” he said.




Bob Dawana Joined: 09 Jul 2017
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Bob Dawana Feb 10, 2018 09:27 AM
Ajax and Arrows am with you guys hahahahahaha krkrkrk
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indidane Feb 10, 2018 09:10 AM
Yes c0ach ... We hav W0n
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chaledi Feb 10, 2018 08:47 AM
When Sundowns win the opposition gets Hurt
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setlaboswana Feb 10, 2018 08:36 AM
Of course it will be senseless to complain after winning.
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khosiological Feb 10, 2018 07:38 AM
in other words sunflops parked a yellow bus?hmmmm!!!!
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Matayitayi Feb 10, 2018 12:33 AM
We won thanks coach and that's what matters
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the fat one.,pizza Feb 10, 2018 12:17 AM
Reminder brokiee and sirino are vigirns worst against nfd team
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Love-downs Feb 09, 2018 11:36 PM
We won n that's the end all, dankie sundowns

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