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Manqoba Mngqithi Credits Tough Opponents Orlando Pirates for Tough Match!

Manqoba Mngqithi Credits Tough Opponents Orlando Pirates for Tough Match! The Brazilians defeated the Buccaneers on Saturday afternoon.

Manqoba Mngqithi Credits Tough Opponents Orlando Pirates for Tough Match! The Brazilians defeated the Buccaneers on Saturday afternoon.

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Orlando Pirates 2-0 in the DSTV Premiership on the weekend. Co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi heaped praises on the fallen opponents after the game.

Peter Shalulile scored a superb second-half brace to hand victory to the reigning league champions.

Before the game started, Orlando Pirates co coach Mandla Ncikazi had claimed that Masandawana had disrespected them.

“We should give them credit,” Mngqithi said to SuperSport TV after the match.

Manqoba Mngqithi Credits Tough Opponents Orlando Pirates for Tough Match!

“They were better organised than the past few matches when we played them their organisation was not at this level. They made it very difficult for us to penetrate.

“That’s why we had to try and look for possibilities maybe to find openings behind their centre backs. Even first half we could have had those situations because we know maybe there is a chance with their full backs because of their height.

“And Shandu has to go forward a lot. He’s giving them a lot of good attacking moves.

“We tried to play a little bit through the midfield with Mshishi and Kutumela. Very good aggressive run from Kutumela.

“That’s what we expect of him. A little bit more direct.

“To take on Mosele and to put a cross inside. He knows he’s got speed.

Manqoba Mngqithi Credits Tough Opponents Orlando Pirates for Tough Match!

“That’s what opened the game up. From there we were always going to create another chance when they started to open up and come at us.

“I think the Pirates that we played today if it continues the way there were even in the previous match, they are very organised.

“They are looking very good on the ball, and they can always hurt anyone. They’ve got some very interesting players up front.” The coach said.

The Brazilians still haven’t conceded a league goal this season. Manqoba Mngqithi Credits Tough Opponents Orlando Pirates for Tough Match!

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