Mamelodi Sundowns co-head coach Rulani Mokwena insists that the technical team has been working hard to get the side ready to face Cape Town City in the DSTV Premiership on Wednesday evening at Cape Town Stadium.
He added that they had enough time to work on a couple of schemes and routines for the betterment of the team.
“Preparations have been going well and the good thing is we have had time on the pitch, time to work on a couple of schemes and routines. It has given us time to induct and introduce the new players into our way of working and facilitate a smoother process and synergy amongst our players. The preparations have gone well and the training has been very good and we look forward to the next encounter against Cape Town City,” Mokwena stated.
The last four clashes in the league have seen the two sides scoring fifteen goals between them. The Brazilians will be going out to get maximum points, as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) at Loftus Versfeld Stadium last Wednesday evening.
The previous four meetings have seen Masandawana registering one win, a draw, and two losses against Jan Olde Riekerink’s side.
“Cape Town City have a clear profile, respective of their opposition. Regardless of whether they are playing at home or away. They are well-coached with a structure that allows them to be able to be dominant on the ball. They have players to initiate attacks from the back, Taariq Fielies and Peter Leuuwenburg are very important for them,” he said.
“Their best player so far in the past three games is Mduduzi Mdantsane as he has brought a different dimension for them this season. They play 4-3-3 with a clear indication of what to do and we have to be very strategic in nullifying a lot of their threats that they will possess as they have a lot of quality.”
Masandawana are currently in position two with the same number of points as the Citizens who are sitting in fourth position on the log standings.
By Mauwane Raophala