‘It’s one step at a time’

Despite winning eight matches in a row, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena, believes that the only way for his team to defend the title is to go one step at a time.

Mamelodi Sundowns travels to newly promoted Richards Bay after beating Swallows FC 2-0.

“We go into Richards Bay and it’s going to very difficult playing against them because their last match was also a win against Swallows,” Mokwena says.

“But I didn’t focus too much on them because I was focused on Swallows – if we want to be successful in this league, we have to take things one step at a time.

But you can see where Richards Bay are on the log and the consecutive wins they had.

They are a difficult team to beat and it’s going to be very interesting playing because they have some very good players. It’s going to be a tough one and we have to prepare for them.”

Richards Bay have only conceded six goals in the league this season while Sundowns have only conceded one in the last eight matches.

“During the World Cup break we were playing friendly games every two to three days and there’s a lot of work that was done behind the scenes to prepare for these matches.

The coaches we have – Steve Komphela and Manqoba Mngqithi – are experienced and worked very hard. I’m also proud of the players and the work that they are doing.”

images courtesy of @Masandawana (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Mamelodi Sundowns

Andile Jali 1
Aubrey Modiba 3
Brian Onyango 2
Grant Kekana 3
Khuliso Mudau 2
Gaston Sirino 2
Marcelo Allende 1
Haashim Domingo 1
Mosa Lebusa 1
Mothibi Mvala 2
Neo Maena 2
Peter Shalulile 1
Ronwen Williams 1
Rushine de Reuck 2
Sphelele Mkhulise 1
Stephen Khompela 2
Teboho Mokoena 2
Terrence Mashego 1
Themba Zwane 2

Richards Bay
Luvuyo Memela 1
Katleho Maphathe 1
Michael Gumede 2
Moses Gumede 2
Ndiviwe Mdabuka 1
Ntsikelelo Nyauza 1
Abel Mabaso 1
Ronnie Gabriel 1
Sanele Barns 2
Siyanda Msani 1
Somila Ntsundwana 2
Tshepo Mabula 3
Yanela Mbuthuma 1

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