Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mnqgithi used strong words when speaking about the club’s lack of honours in domestic cup competitions.
Manqoba who took over the media responsibilities from Chloorkop with head Coach Pitso Mosimane recovering from a medical issue, echoed the head coach sentiments, there are no excuses for our lack of achievements in domestic cup competitions.
“To be honest, for a team like Sundowns it’s unacceptable not to win these cup competitions. In as much as we’ve already won the Telkom Knockout once, but you look at the number of years we have been here and you can say we deserve to have won it two more times if possible. The MTN8 has eluded us right through, and we have only won the Nedbank Cup once. So, it does concern us.” Manqoba added.
“Yes, they are not our major trophies that we want to win, but what should stop Sundowns from winning these trophies? It’s difficult to know why we struggle.”
“But at times we are just unlucky. Last year in Cape Town we played against Cape Town City in the same cup – we conceded a goal that we should not have conceded because it was offside and we were out. Nobody talks about that. This year, in the MTN8 we had similar stories again against SuperSport. It’s a pity because we would love to win every competition. We do have the team to win all these competitions.” said Mnqgithi.
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