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Sundowns Coach On League Title: We Will Be Naïve To Think That It Is The End Of The Road

Mamelodi Sundowns Assistant Coach Has Explained That The Brazilians Are Still Facing Tough Competition For The League Title

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 05, 2018 02:07 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach, Manqoba Mngqithi says that it would be naïve of his side to think that it is the end of the road in the challenge for the league title, despite their current five-point advantage.

Sundowns are currently five points clear at the top of the league standings after claiming a victory over Cape Town City at the Athlone Stadium on Friday.

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However, there are still 10 more Absa Premiership fixtures to be played before the league title is decided and Sundowns’ assistant coach, Mngqithi says that the Brazilians will still be facing tough competition along the road.

“It is obviously a good result, we wanted it but we will be naïve to think that this is the end of the road. The teams that we are competing with are still coming very hard on us and if you were to ask (at) the beginning of the season – will Cape Town City be challenging for the league? - Nobody would have said that so we can’t be foolish in 20 matches,” Mngqithi explained. 

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“We are still left with 10 and if you count the number of points in 10 matches, that’s probably 30 points and anything can still happen and the same teams that could have been a threat can still come out stronger. 

“You see Wits is coming up, Pirates is coming up and Chiefs are stronger, so those are our competitors but, the good thing that in 10 matches, they must play three matches in order to come close to us,” he added. 


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magents02 Joined: 07 Feb 2012
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magents02 Feb 08, 2018 11:53 AM
One game at a time
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xolany mthembu endumo Joined: 16 Dec 2017
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xolany mthembu endumo Feb 05, 2018 04:10 PM
well said Manqoba is not over yet till the final game
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majenz Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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majenz Feb 05, 2018 03:45 PM
It's not over until the fat lady sings, only the Naive ones would think it is the end of the road. Dankie Mgqithi
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Myblood is yellow Joined: 05 Feb 2018
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Myblood is yellow Feb 05, 2018 02:51 PM
This league is for masandawana finish & klaar.
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justice tau Joined: 26 Mar 2017
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justice tau Feb 05, 2018 02:48 PM
Those competitors wont find us,,,We are the champions of Africa n Mzansi ,,,##1We Are Mamelodi Sundowns Fc
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Bridgertte Layun. Joined: 18 Dec 2017
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Bridgertte Layun. Feb 05, 2018 02:40 PM
wits and cowsi are out of the picture
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Feb 05, 2018 02:29 PM
U r tjatjarag wena ball boy coward coach, go get a team and leave to run after mafutha's bummss
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Bugatti Boy Joined: 18 Dec 2017
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Bugatti Boy Feb 05, 2018 02:29 PM
its already written mamelodi sundowns . champions league too

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