Sundowns Ladies needed a wake-up call, says Tshabalala

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Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies have had a great start to their Women’s League title defence – six wins from seven games with a draw.

However, coach Jerry Tshabalala probably feels his outfit should be in a better position after dropping points for the first time in the league with JVW Girls ending the club’s winning streak last weekend.

Tshabalala believes the stalemate was a wake-up call for Sundowns Ladies, who will be hosting the in-form side First Touch Ladies on Saturday afternoon at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The game will be live on SABC 1 (15:00).

“Not satisfying results from last week. It doesn’t matter who we play against, we are always going out there for the three points and I am glad that it happened (dropped points) as early as possible so that we can see that teams are improving. Like I said, teams will be coming hard at us,” said Tshabalala.

“We have a tough one coming this weekend, we are bracing ourselves for the tough ones. We’ve got First Touch at home, the girls have woken up and realised that we are not invincible, in football you lose, draw and win some matches.

“But we are looking forward to this one, definitely we are going to get the three points, we have worked on our mistakes,” added the Sundowns Ladies mentor.

It should be a fascinating encounter between two teams who have been doing well so far this season – First Touch are third on the log standings with 14 points after seven matches, while Sundowns are at the summit of the table with 19 points.

“We need to be very clinical upfront as we have missed a lot of opportunities, we are creating plenty of chances but miss. I believe this weekend we will be very clinical, we are looking forward to this encounter against First Touch,” concluded Tshabalala.

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