Mngqithi pleased with Sundowns’ defence


Mamelodi Sundowns co-head coach Manqoba Mngqithi says he is impressed with how his men have been defending this season in the DStv Premiership as they are the only side yet to concede a goal.

Mngqithi’s troops are top of the log after three matches in the league with seven points and they have also netted five goals, two against Cape Town City on Wednesday evening in the Mother City.

“We must appreciate the fact that we have not conceded, which is very positive for our defence but that does not necessarily mean that our last line of defence, which is our goalkeeper, is on top form,” said Mngqithi.

“Our counter-pressing is also helping us, we are not that much exposed to counter attacks, so we are working as a unit on that aspect, not to give opponents opportunities to have a free run. Our team is still in its inception stages.

“And it is only now that things are getting normal, so we have a lot to work on. We are not taking care of the ball that well, and maybe we will have to improve our positional sense and also to make sure that we take all of our opportunities,” added the Sundowns mentor.

Mngqithi went on to state that over the last two seasons, Sundowns have dropped the standard in terms of goals scored as he believes the Tshwane giants haven’t been scoring enough goals.

“From the time we won the league with 72 points, we have not been scoring enough but we have had a good defensive record which is what has given us a chance to win,” he said.

“If we can score two to three goals (per game) on average, we are almost guaranteed an opportunity to win the championship.”

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By FARPost Reporter 

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