Mamelodi Sundowns goal poacher Peter Shalulile and teammate Mothobi Mvala are pleased with the club’s performance in the Caf Champions League, following their 2-0 win against Jwaneng Galaxy on Tuesday night at Lobatse Stadium.
The duo helped the Brazilians claim an important away win as they found the back of the net. Mvala broke the deadlock in the 10th minute of the game from Lakay’s low cross at the top of the box, whereas Shalulile sealed the deal with a goal just before half-time.
The Namibian international says that the pitch didn’t allow them to play their normal football but with the help from the technical team they kept their heads up.
“The pitch didn’t allow us to play the ball. However, we managed to get the results. I’m happy for our team. We did our best and the credit goes to the technical team as they kept on pushing us throughout the game. We will see what happens in the next round,” Says Shalulile.
Meanwhile, Mvala has expressed his gratitude to his coaches for giving him yet another chance to showcase his capabilities and help the team win games.
“I feel happy and the confidence has gone high. Thanks to the coaches for giving me some game time. One needs to give his all when given the opportunity to play. I can say the game against Golden Arrows really prepared me for this game because I felt tired in that game. So, coming to this game I was mentally ready and the guys who played in the Champions League before prepared us. They told us that is not going to be easy and the pitch won’t be in a good condition,” adds the Bafana Bafana international.
“We needed to get an early goal as we knew that if we score early, the chances of them scoring us is very slim because defensively we are very strong. I’m very happy that we managed to get two vital away goals.”
Bafana Ba Style will welcome Jwaneng Galaxy on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 in the second leg of the Caf Champions League preliminary rounds.
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