Mamelodi Sundowns continued their run of victories with a 2-0 win at the King Zwelithini Stadium against Richards Bay FC on Friday evening. The victory consolidated the top spot in the league for Bafana Ba Style and saw them continue their streak of clean sheets in domestic action.
Speaking after the match, Coach Rulani Mokwena shared his post-match thoughts:
“In the first half I thought we were very very good, we ran out of legs a little bit in the second half. As I said, sometimes the team has to suffer together, it’s important because it will help later on in games where you have legs but the opposition is putting you under a lot of stress and you can trust each other.”
“Richards Bay pushed us today, we played against number three on the log, a team that’s difficult to beat. A lot of teams will struggle to come here and pick up points, they pushed us very hard. We’re going to have to that every game, it’s only halfway through the season, it’s only fifteen games.”
Masandawana secured victory courtesy of goals from Cassius Mailula and Haashim Domingo either side of the break and Coach Rulani was full of praise for the teams approach to the game:
“Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns and congratulations to the players for a lot of hard work that they put in.”
“It’s the culture of the club, I think the DNA of the club is ‘Shoe Shine and Piano” . It’s a style that was created many years ago by many legends. It’s about the quality of the players, you cannot speak about how well we played without speaking about the quality of our players.”
The win takes Masandawana to 37 points at the summit of the DStv Premiership at the halfway stage of the league season. The Brazilians will return home to being their preparations for next weeks home action against Chippa United.