Register Login Scores

Nedbank Cup

Mngqithi: All We Wanted To Do Was Win

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.

Read: Tau Sends 'Downs Into Nedbank Cup Last 16

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.

 

9 comments

Top 5

Chiefs To Put Billiat On The Market

146 Feb 26, 2021 09:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Another Multimillion-Rand Claim Against Celtic?

5 Feb 26, 2021 01:42 PM in Siyagobhoza

20 Nominees For Stadium Of The Year Revealed

5 Feb 25, 2021 08:27 PM in World News

Can Sundowns Trio Emulate ‘CBD’?

26 Feb 26, 2021 03:59 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs In Talks To Sign Swallows Star

69 Feb 28, 2021 09:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

R3m For Benni’s Influential Duo?

2 Feb 26, 2021 03:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

Gallery: Shocking State Of Iconic International Stadiums

7 Feb 28, 2021 05:28 PM in World News

Disgruntled Man Utd Star To Pick African Nation Over England

8 Mar 01, 2021 08:32 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs Confirm Special Flight, Release Travelling Squad

172 Feb 25, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Another Ex-Bafana Star To Land PSL Coaching Job

Feb 25, 2021 05:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Injury Update On Pirates’ Lorch

7 Feb 26, 2021 07:24 AM in Orlando Pirates