Mngqithi downplays record equaling feat

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi insists they don’t get carried away by records and statistics, but are more focused on one match at a time.

This comes after Masandawana equalled the longest unbeaten run of 19 matches since the start of a PSL season, set by Kaizer Chiefs during the 2014/15 season under Stuart Baxter.

After their 3-1 win against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Peter Mokaba on Tuesday, Sundowns have stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 28, their best such run in the club’s PSL history.

“To be honest at Sundowns we have a responsibility not to lose a lot of matches. We work very hard instilling that culture but we have never focused on how many games we have won, how many games we have drawn,” Mngqithi said after the match.

“We are focusing on making sure that we win every match. We even feel bad when we get a draw, be it a friendly match, and be it a practice match, we always want to win at the end of the match.

“For the records that is for the statisticians and the media but we as coaches we are focusing on each game as it comes and to give our best shot in each and every game which is why even now we have won the match but we are unhappy that we conceded a goal,” he said.

The Brazilians will now shift their focus back to the CAF Champions League Group B match against CR Belouizdad which takes place on Friday at Loftus Versfeld.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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