Coach Manqoba Mngqithi shares his thoughts on the Tshwane derby

Mamelodi Sundowns maintained their unbeaten streak in the DStv Premiership in the 2020/21 season as we played out to a 0-0 draw in the Tshwane derby against SuperSport United. The draw against Matsatsantsa put the Brazilians on twenty-five points and have the same points as Swallows with the goal difference of five goals.

Coach Manqoba Mngqithi spoke after the game and said “The game panned out the way we expected, we knew they would come out and play a low block, we played against a well-drilled team, defensively they were good. We did get chances, Mshishi, Gaston and Mvala but we could not take our chances. We played against a team that has scored in all their games and coming out with a clean sheet against them was a plus for us. We did a lot of good things but we were not decisive enough.”

Coach Manqoba Mngqithi also highlighted the importance of having Mmothobi Mvala in the team and said that “Mothobi is a fighter and when you come into a game against SuperSport, Pirates and Jwaneng you need him as those teams are strong on set-pieces. In your choice of midfielders, you need to add someone who will assist in set pieces. He has been scoring goals for us, his passing has improved, he is also a leader in the team. Today he contributed very well, he works very hard and that is an element that he excels in.”

Our next game in the Dstv Premiership is a clash against Bloemfontein Celtic on Tuesday at 17:00

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