Mamelodi Sundowns extended their goal scoring tally to 15 goals scored in three matches during their 2021/22 Nedbank Cup campaign.
The Brazilians showed class and perfection in their quarter finals encounter on Saturday evening against lower division Summerfield Dynamos from KwaZulu-Natal. Bafana Ba Style were professional in their play and crafted five spectacular goals, Pavol Safranko was amongst the stars that showed up in the latter stage of the game to end Dynamos’ hopes of a come back:
“I feel fine, I haven’t played in a long time because I was injured so it was nice to be on the pitch and to score.”
“Sundowns is not a small team, we have very good players and if you’re out for even one day, the next four guys are waiting for their chance and they will play well. It’s not that easy to come back, but I will do my best and work hard.”
Safranko scored within a minute of being introduced into the game, a corner kick taken by Gaston Sirino went past the defenders in the box towards the far post to reach Safranko who finished off with a brilliant header. The Slovak international striker attributed his goal to his teammates and technical staff members:
“Credit must go to the coaching staff, as well as the analysts because when we watched this team’s videos they said in the set-pieces, more especially the free kicks, the far post is always free so I was thinking about it and Gaston gave me the perfect pass and it was not so hard to score from this.”
Mamelodi Sundowns will be back in action on Tuesday in the DStv Premiership against Golden Arrows on home ground.