Sundowns Ladies will keep foot on pedal, says Tshabalala


Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies might be through to the semifinals of the Cosafa Caf Champions League qualifiers, but they won’t take their foot off the accelerator when they face Manzini Wanderers this afternoon (14:00) in Durban, coach Jerry Tshabalala said.

Top of Group A with six points, Sundowns Ladies roared into the semis with a 6-0 thrashing of Double Action from Botswana on Saturday to make it two wins in two matches.

“The Brazilians’ are yet to concede a goal and have scored 12 goals in just two encounters as they look to book a place in the Caf Women’s Champions League to be staged in Egypt later this year.

“We are not going to have a different approach; we are going to go the way we normally go [against Action] said Tshabalala.

“We are not going to change anything, why should we change it? It is not broken, we are going to keep it that way, we don’t have to put our foot off the pedal, should we put our foot off the pedal who knows we won’t be able to take it back into the pedal, so we need to keep on full force.”

Only the top two teams in each group will go through to the semifinal to be played on September 2 with the winner of the tournament set to represent Cosafa at the Caf Champions League.

“We are focusing more on our strengths than our weaknesses and we are looking toward to today’s game as it is the last game of the group stages,” said Sundowns Ladies midfielder Lebogang Mabatle midfielder.

“And we are approaching it with the same manner of winning but differently because we are not going to focus on winning six nil like in our last two matches, but we are going to work more on getting the goals and attack more.”

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