Mamelodi Sundowns ended the year in the DSTV Premiership on top of the log standings and this happened after eight games and no loss registered. Masandawana took on Golden Arrows at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium and the game ended in a one-all draw and this means both teams remain unbeaten.
Coach Rulani Mokwena spoke about the encounter and said ” We come to a match with the expectation to win and that has been our motto this season, we take it one game at a time. We want to win every single match and it is disappointing that we only got one point and you can see the spirits are not very good, the players are not happy with the point and that is good because we are the champions. We scored first and we allowed our structure to collapse and a goal was scored through transition, which should not happen. We take the point.”
The goal was scored by debutant Mothobi Mvala through a set-piece which is something that Coach Rulani Mokwena touched on “We are working very hard on set plays and this was one of the schemes we worked on and it was good to see us scoring from it.”
The game against Abafana Be’sthende saw a few new faces making their debut and a first start
Mvala did his best and has a lot to offer the team, still in the adapting phase in trying to induct him to the way of Sundowns play. He comes from a different style of play. For a goal in his start that should be encouraging for him. A lot needs to be done in terms of adapting to the game model. Grant did his best, but not in a position that we would like to see him play going forward into the season. We want a lot of effort, we want the right mentality and that is what he showed. With more game time, and better conditions we will see a lot of Grant Margeman,” said Coach Rulani Mokwena