We Were Yearning to Get Back to Winning Ways – Haashim Domingo

Mamelodi Sundowns overcame DStv Premiership newcomers Sekhukhune United 2-0 at the TUKS Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon to extend their lead at the top of the table after back to back draws for the first time this season.

Speaking after the game, midfielder Haashim Domingo said he was impressed with the way his team performed and were able to adapt to the changes made by the visiting side: “ I think in the first half they found it a bit challenging, but in the second half they changed their structure a little bit in the midfield and put two up top, that helped them with the high press. Overall I think we did well to handle it and I’m just happy that we got the three points.”

Bafana Ba Style dropped points in both of their last two league games, away to Cape Town City and at home in the Tshwane Derby against SuperSport United, and Domingo expressed relief at the fact that the team were able to leave Pretoria with three points to their name: “I am happy that we got the result, a positive result you know. We were yearning to get back to winning ways so I am very happy with the whole team.”

Speaking on the contribution of his teammates, Haashim singled out the hard work of fellow midfielder Neo Maema and explained that hard work is a characteristic that exists throughout the team: “He is doing well and has been doing well, I think all of us just have to be consistent now and he just has to keep his head on his shoulders.”

“When you play at a club like Sundowns, you can not be asked to work hard, it’s just something that you have to do. As a professional, that’s what we do and that’s what we are always going to do.”

Domingo has been one of the driving forces in midfield this season, and Saturday saw him continue to try open his account for the season with a number of shots on goal. Whilst not scoring on the day, ‘Hash’ remains confident that his efforts will pay off as time goes on: “I am [very hungry to score], that’s one thing right now I think that is lacking in my game right now, but I will keep on trying until it comes.”

Mamelodi Sundowns will have no game during midweek and will return to action next weekend against Stellenbosch FC as the busy December period kicks off.

2 Responses
  1. jimmy

    Hashim is supposed to play high up the field and not defensive role .Bring back Rivaldo and drop Safranko he needs to earn his starting berth .Put Shalulile in his rightful position because he deserves it . Sundowns coaches are being very unfair to Peter Shalulile .the no 9 position belongs to ShaSha period .

  2. DOWNS4EVER

    Seconded Jimmy,Domingo should play next to the strikers he lacks energy for a defensive role,there are only 4 suitable players in the team to play that defensive role, AJ,RIVA,LEBO and PITSO,others we are forcing things.We don’t get update on this site about our injured players instead we getting it from other sites.We have been calling for Motupa to be played whereas he is injured owing to lack of information from our own website,other sites should be getting information regarding our team news from ths site not the other way around.

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