We Have Got a Tough Fixture in Cape Town on Tuesday- Coach Rulani

Coach Rulani has alluded that the return fixture against Cape Town Spurs in the DStv Premiership will be a demanding encounter, when they travel to the Cape for a midweek fixture on Tuesday evening at the Athlone Stadium.

Coming at the back of an important victory at the weekend in the CAF Champions League and the 1-0 victory against Richards Bay in their last domestic league match, first placed Masandawana will head to Cape Town with the intent of collecting all points on offer to finish the season off earlier than anticipated.

The Bafana Ba Style coach has however stated that his side will not be resting in their laurels and undermine their opponent, despite their dominance in the league. He further stated that it won’t be an easy clash, despite the Urban Warriors dropping points in their last two matches.

“We have got a tough fixture in Cape Town on Tuesday against coach Ernst Middendorp, who I’m excited to see. It will certainly be a difficult encounter,” coach Rulani stated.

The two sides last met in December in Downs’ backyard where the hosts won 3-0 through Sipho Mbule, Grant Kekana and Peter Shalulile’s shots. They will look do a double on Ernst Middendorp’s men and grab all points away from home to extend their lead at the top.

Mamelodi Sundowns will visit Cape Town Spurs for a DStv Premiership clash on Tuesday evening at the Athlone Stadium. Kick off is scheduled for 19H30, live on SuperSport TV.

6 Responses
  1. Muzi Kunene

    I wanted this article all along so that I can express my opinion about my dissatisfaction with the performance of my team lately.ya I agree we are winning non stop but to some games especially nowadays we survive by the skin of our teeth.
    Coach just go back or implement to our old ways of playing football,just the simple information that’s employee by all teams not this chameleon football even our players get confused sometimes. If it’s difficult to penetrate a low block team what if Yanga that goal was allowed to stood and us we needed to score two more goals inorder for us to progress I doubt we would struggle to even score one goal.
    Let’s be offensive and stop to play sideways most of the time we can even benchmark our play with Arsenal ,Liverpool or Leverkusen and lastly play players on merit not on reputation and PLS tell Ribeiro to stop being always selfish don’t be afraid of him,By forever

    1. Jacob

      We need to practise shooting only if needs be. We have million changes but don’t concert them. Mendieta , Esqueival brient players. Give new players chance please please

  2. Makhosonke

    Coach it’s about time you stop perring Shasha and Rebeiro they don’t find each other, they can’t play together is proven now… And tell Rebeiro to play for a team not for himself, and he must lift the body…. What is good about Mashego honestly? Tell players if they can’t pernetrate they must shoot from far


    I said it many times that we over analyze our opponents and forget to analyze our own performance hence we keep on employing same system hence we struggle in every game we play.The only way we can avoid the so called low block is by playing direct and fast football,make sure when you win the ball the opponents get no time to regroup and reorganize.If you check goals scored by Rodrigo for Madrid last night or the scored by Trassard for Arsenal over the weekend you will see that opposition had zero time to form low block,those players never looked back but went straight to score.When you busy playing at the back or side ways the entire opposing the don’t challenge you instead they the go to their half and form a concrete wall and then wait for you to challenge them.Lastly i think we must sign Mokwana from Polokwane City and Cupid form Cape Town Spurs,Cupido is young and is agood finisher.

  4. Thabo J

    Some of our players good on to the ball too much and loses the ball so much
    .in the last game against Spurs, Reberro lost all the balls when trying to dribble. All of them for that matter. 10-15 balls were lost to the opponent. We do not score goals.