The Good Thing Is We Kept On Scoring Goals – Coach Manqoba Mngqithi.

Mamelodi Sundowns dominated their opponents on Wednesday evening as they brushed aside Swallows FC in the DStv Premiership with four massive goals. Masandawana traveled to Soweto for their 24th league match against the Dube Birds, a team they last played against in October, 2021 as the game ended in a 3 – 0 victory affair for The Brazilians. Downs Co-Coach, Manqoba Mngqithi was pleased with his team’s performance on the night against the tricky Sowetans:

“I was very impressed with how we kept possession of the ball though in the first half we made some silly errors of not realizing that the pitch sometimes was a little bit bumpy, and we lost a lot of balls in our half which is very unlike us, but in the second half we improved. The good thing is that we kept on scoring goals, though we conceded a very silly goal in the first half, and I also believe the goal we conceded in the second half was also very silly.”

Namibian international, Peter Shalulile extended his goal scoring lead to 18 goals in domestic league competition when he scored a massive three goals against Thela Ngobeni. Shalulile went on to win man of the match award for his glorious performance  and also became the first player in the 2021/22 Premier Soccer League to score a hatrick when the game ended in a 4 – 2 successful journey for Bafana Ba Style. 

“Credit must be given to Peter for the three goals that he has scored, and also credit must be given to players like George [Malukeka] AJ, Brian Onyango, Mshishi and also Surprise Ralani, they all did very well and looked really good when they came short to assist the team to initiate attack from the back and that was very encouraging.” Coach Manqoba praised his troops for their resilience.

“The most important thing with Peter [is that] he deserves that reward of scoring goals because he’s one of the most professional players I have ever worked with in my career. [He is] one player that never puts his foot wrong in terms of giving himself, giving his heart to the team and I’m sure everyone in the club is excited to have a player like him because he’s such a good role model, even when things are going well for him he works the hardest in the team and that’s very important.”

Coach Manqoba also applauded Maluleka who has had minimal game time since joining The Brazilians in 2020, saying that the player’s resistance is bearing good fruits.

“Then George Malukeka in the previous match he scored a goal, had an assist, this time around he also has an assist and that’s very positive because he’s one player that we believe has got some quality to help the team. His commitment and willingness to improve is showing and it’s very clear, and that is very encouraging to us.”

Mamelodi Sundowns will be in action on Saturday,9 April in the Nedbank Cup quarter finals competition against Summerfield Dynamos.