Sundowns ‘building something special’


Mamelodi Sundowns joint head coach Manqoba Mngqithi believes the groundwork is being laid for another great period of success at Chloorkop.

However, the post-Pitso Mosimane era started on a dismal note for Sundowns as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bloemfontein Celtic in Sunday’s MTN8 quarterfinal at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

Sundowns have bolstered their squad with a number of quality players such as George Maluleka, Lesedi Kapinga, Peter Shalulile, Mothobi Mvala, Haashim Domingo, Ricardo Goss, Gift Motupa, Aubrey Modiba and Kermit Erasmus as they look to defend their Premiership title, the Nedbank Cup and go toe to toe with the best on the African continent in the CAF Champions League.

The Tshwane giants are set to kick off their 2020/21 DStv Premiership campaign with a clash against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday at FNB Stadium.

They have already crashed out of the MTN8 with Celtic gaining sweet revenge for defeat in the Nedbank Cup final just over a month ago but Mngqithi says he along with Rulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela are laying the foundation for ‘something special’ at the club.

“I believe we are building something very interesting, I am looking forward to seeing the team gel a bit more, knowing really well that at Sundowns we have to win every match,” said the former Golden Arrows coach.

“It is important to have your starting XI, know that these are the players you believe will be your first team but with the quality that we have, we also have to consider that maybe if we can have two very balanced squads we are putting ourselves in a better space when we have a lot of travelling and a lot of games in the Champions League and domestically,” he said.


By FARPost Reporter 

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