Last Sunday Mamelodi Sundowns’ Diski team suffered a 4-1 defeat against rivals Kaizer Chiefs. This was the second loss for Masandawana who have played five games thus far in the return of the DStv Diski challenge. The Diski boys currently sit with seven points and occupy position number three in stream two of the competition.
Coach Surprise Moriri laid out the obstacles that did not see his side triumph over their opponents, “We knew it was going to be a game of who is going to take their chances on the day. I believe that Chiefs took their chances, if you look at the balance of the game, I think we were controlling the game until they got a couple of goals.”
Despite dropping points on the day, the coach believes that his side created goal scoring opportunities in the opponents territory: “[We] also created a couple of chances that I thought if we converted them the game was going to be different, so it was a game where Chiefs took their chances and we couldn’t take our chances.”, Moriri expressed.
Bafana baStyle travel to Polokwane in their next encounter against Tshakhuma FC, and Coach Moriri is set to go more aggressively at the opponents, “We know our problem is that we have to work on the finishing. We are creating chances, which is a positive but also we need to convert those chances.”, emphasised Moriri on his intentions for the next game.
Moriri also shared praise for his playmaker Siyanda Nyanga for a marvelous performance on the day against Amakhosi: “Siyanda Nyanga was outstanding on the day even though we lost. I think he played well. He plays as a midfielder and wears jersey number 8, he has been doing well in that position, his box entries are very exceptional”, noted the Coach.
Mamelodi Sundowns Reserves play Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila Reserves on Sunday at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, kick off 10h00.