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Mekoa Talks Sundowns, Complacency & Scoring Goals

Deolin Mekoa Is Taking Aim At Mamelodi Sundowns

By Soccer Laduma - Dec 13, 2017 03:18 PM

Having gone from zero goals in eight games to seven in their last two, Maritzburg United are at peak confidence as they face Mamelodi Sundowns, and Deolin Mekoa is looking forward to it.

Read: Davids Hands League Title To Sundowns

The two teams will lock horns this evening as the Team of Choice look to try and close the gap that Masandawana have already formed at the top of the Absa Premiership table, with Mekoa’s side capable of going second tonight with a victory.

Mekoa, who got a brace of assists against Cape Town City last week, says that he was always confident that their goal drought would come to an end sooner rather than later.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said, “It was a relief for us when the whistle against Cape Town City blew and finally we had scored and we had won. And when it came to Friday’s game, we carried on the same performance and won again.

“So that was a big uplift for us as players and for the technical team and for the fans too. The team spirit is high and everybody is fighting and doing good, a real team effort. 

“The coach was always saying that we are going to win and when we win, we will score more goals and that showed on Tuesday and Friday. Now we plan to continue scoring and playing our football. 

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“We can take confidence, but we are not going to be over-confident or relaxed. We have got keep pushing so we can end the year in a good position, we must stay away from complacency." 

Meanwhile, Mekoa thinks that the complacency he is so wary of could have led to their poor run of form following a string of good results back at the start of their 2017/18 campaign.

He added, “The coach keeps on telling us that we mustn’t be complacent and to get too carried away when we are winning like at the start of the season we won a couple of games and were on top of the log. I think maybe we got too relaxed and then we dropped back down.” 

Sundowns host Maritzburg at 19h30 this evening. 


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Myaka weliPhefeni Joined: 14 Jul 2016
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Myaka weliPhefeni Dec 13, 2017 05:29 PM
Lapho amanzi ake amakhona aphinde eme futhi,the history cn repeat itself Rusike is cuming for cowdisha lool
Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Dec 13, 2017 05:01 PM
@waterwrc"They can play draw man you know mos your team don't have good record against Fadlu's side
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Realydoctor10 Dec 13, 2017 04:59 PM
@Dangerous when provoked "You really know Sundowns Culture my man is only the way they turning teams power that usually give them toughs games but I trust Fadlu's side can hold Sundowns no matter that my team and yours are not doing good enough to handly this league race
Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Dec 13, 2017 04:43 PM
@Realydoctor10 I concur with you. They always struggle against that team. A year back they bought all the players who were giving them trouble. All those players were benched and eventually sold to other teams. That's how they operate. Same strategy was used against Black Leopards, Platinum Stars and Bloem Celtic. It worked. This time i am sure they will want Rusike.
waterwrc Joined: 06 Dec 2017
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waterwrc Dec 13, 2017 03:50 PM
I stick on my own guns you can beat sundowns in cup competition but in league never i swear on my fathers grave.
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Realydoctor10 Dec 13, 2017 03:24 PM
This is the tough one Maritzburg fans must praised their team to beat Sundowns if they failed at least draw will cover them and will stop Sundowns for us Pitso is still fully of anger since they beated him at the beginning of the season his heart doesn't feel well about Maritzburg

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