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Manqoba Mngqithi Congratulates Mamelodi Sundowns Players on Reaching MTN 8 Final!

Manqoba Mngqithi Congratulates Mamelodi Sundowns Players on Reaching MTN 8 Final! The Brazilians got the better of Abafana Bes’thende last night.

Manqoba Mngqithi Congratulates Mamelodi Sundowns Players on Reaching MTN 8 Final! The Brazilians got the better of Abafana Bes’thende last night.

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Golden Arrows 3-0 (4-1 aggregate) to reach the MTN 8 final. Co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was left extremely pleased with his team.

Masandawana looked ominous from the get-go. In form striker Peter Shalulile scored the opener within 5 minutes of kick off.

The lead was doubled by former Arrows left back Divine Lunga in the first half. Substitute Neo Maema scored a stunning third goal in the dying embers of the game.

Manqoba Mngqithi Congratulates Mamelodi Sundowns Players on Reaching MTN 8 Final!

Both men scored their first goals for the club.

“One should give credit to the boys because I think they stuck to our tactical agreements because the most dangerous players for Arrows, who create goalscoring opportunities are their centre-backs,” coach Manqoba told SuperSport TV after the victory.

“So, we put a lot of pressure on their centre-backs to make it difficult to have accuracy. Zuke has got a very good range of passing.

“Sibisi has got a very good range of passing and they could not play from the back.

Manqoba Mngqithi Congratulates Mamelodi Sundowns Players on Reaching MTN 8 Final!

“Because from the back, immediately they go to their left-back and they are one team in the league that is averaging 15 crosses per match. So, we had to analyse and diagnose where exactly are those situations coming from.

“We dealt with them very well. Unfortunate that out of those high presses we did not score a goal, up until the dying stages where we got a very good goal from Neo Maema.

“But generally, I think the boys adapted well to the approach, they stuck to the tactical plan, and one is proud of having the boys like these.” He concluded.

The Brazilians will face either Swallows FC or Cape Town City in the cup final. Manqoba Mngqithi Congratulates Mamelodi Sundowns Players on Reaching MTN 8 Final!

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