Mvala’s red card a blessing in disguise – Mngqithi

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Manqoba Mngqithi says Mothobi Mvala’s red card against Black Leopards proved to be an apparent misfortune that yield good results.

This comes after Mamelodi Sundowns thrashed Lidoda Duvha 2-1 in a DStv Premiership encounter at Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday.

“He [Mvala] took one for the team, unfortunately, I could not see as I thought he had cover and I was hoping it could be a yellow card,” Mngqithi told the club’s official site.

“The boy helped us there as you know Rodney Ramagalela is very fast and can get space behind the defence and can score.”

The Brazilians co-coach believes his side had a great game as they made a significant comeback after Mvala was shown a red card.

”I think it was a very good game, I believe we had a great first half, we gave them a little bit of space and kept on retreating and we had to fight. We got chances but we could not capitalise on them. We made a great comeback after Mvala was red-carded,” he adds.

A brace from the Namibian international Peter Shalulile was good enough to earn Masandawana maximum points to stretch their lead on top of the log standings. The Tshwane-based outfit has collected 30 points from 14 outings.

“The boys fought hard and we can’t be too hard on them as they are one of the highest-scoring teams in the league and we cannot all of a sudden see all the wrong things from them as they are giving a good account for themselves,” said the 49-year-old mentor.

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By FARPost Reporter

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