“It’s a very important game for us.” Coach Rulani Mokwena.

Mamelodi Sundowns will be travelling to Cape Town for the crucial Nedbank Cup Quarterfinals fixture against Stellenbosch and Head Coach, Rulani Mokwena, previewed this weekend’s clash upon his arrival from Durban at a Press Conference that was held at the PSL yesterday.

With preparations underway for the knockout competition fixture, Coach Rulani Mokwena shared an update on the team’s preparations for the upcoming match. “We’ve already started with our homework and we’re still going to dig deeper for more information on them as we prepare. They are a good and difficult team to play against. It’s a very important game for us and we also know how important it is to the football club. We know that we have to play really well in Cape Town to give ourselves a chance to win and progress to the Semi-finals”,

Coming from a DStv Premiership game against Golden Arrows that ended in a 1-1 draw, Coach Mokwena highlighted that It’s not easy to win every single match impressed he was with the team’s performance, especially coming from behind to equalize. Emphasizing the importance of Saturday evening’s clash against Stellenbosch, he added that the team will continue working towards winning every game.

Sharing his analysis of the opposition, Coach Mokwena said, “It’s always difficult to play them (Stellies). They’re a good and very well coached side and Steve Barker is doing good work at the club. The log position doesn’t reflect or define their quality and performance. They’ve also got a very strong midfield with players that have great capacity to cover the ground. “

The Masandawana Mentor mentioned that the squad will be looking out for players such as Olwethu Makhanya who plays as a Center back, who he believes has great potential. He further conveyed that Vusi Sibiya is a good player, has strong physical attributes, and extensive experience on the pitch having played for some PSL and NFD sides.

Bafana Ba Style will be looking to return from the away Nedbank clash with a win. Their target is to advance to the semi-finals of the competition as they continue with their journey of defending the Nedbank Cup title.

Mamelodi Sundowns will go head-to-head with Stellenbosch FC on Saturday, 15 April 2023, at the Athlone Stadium. The Nedbank Cup action will kick off at 18h00.

2 Responses
  1. Skhumba

    I still maintain that Mvala is not one of the best central defenders that we have in the team!! Knock out games are very different from league games!! One or two mistakes can be easily be punished!! The team didn’t play well today and mistakes from Mokoena and Mvala cost us the game! Themba Zwane was just out of the game! I just do not understand why Sipho Mbule was not considered today because he is a great passer of the ball! Cassius Mailula is just out form!! He should not have been brought in at all!!