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Mamelodi Sundowns Co-Coach Mngqithi Dissatisfied With Display Against SuperSport

Mamelodi Sundowns head co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was not impressed after his team’s 2-1 loss to SuperSport United in the Dstv Premiership match played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on Friday night.

The Matsatsantsa went ahead in the ninth minute courtesy of Thapelo Maseko before Bradley Grobler scored the second on the stroke of half-time. Sundowns netted the consolation in the stoppage time courtesy of Ethiopian dangerman Abubaker Nasir.

Speaking after the match Mngqithi rued their lack of converting chances even as he promised to go back and work on their weak points.

“There were areas that we were unhappy about that we had to try and resolve, [like] how we conceded the goals and also the fact that we did not take our chances,” the co-coach said.

“We did not really keep the structure that we wanted to keep, more especially in the half spaces to try and exploit the outside of Siyabonga Nhlapho and [Thalente] Mbatha but we also knew very well that it’s a game that needed a little bit more in terms of aggression and a fight.”

Masandawana dominated the game and created chances, but they were kept at bay by SuperSport United custodian Chigova, who produced some great saves.

“I think our first half was offensively very good, we created far too many chances not to score even one goal in the first half, but defensively we had too many irritating moments because we identified what SuperSport does,” Mngqithi added.

“We profiled it very well that every time they break out they will always look to go to the wide channels and immediately without any hesitation they are going to put the ball in the box, and both goals that we conceded were an outcome of something that we identified.”

The loss leaves Mngqithi’s team stuck in fourth position after collecting ten points from six matches.

Sundowns will be back in action on Wednesday, 7 September when they travel to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to meet Chippa United.



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