This was Mamelodi Sundowns’ first defeat in 28 games in all competitions. This is a streak which stretches back from October 2020.
Today Bafana Ba Style takes on Chippa United at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Gceberha. This is only 72 hours after their defeat to CR Belouizdad in the Champions League on Friday.
“We haven’t felt like this in a long time, the mood is sombre but it’s okay this is how we have to test our resolve and mental fortitude.” Rulani Mokwena told the media ahead of the fixture.
“It’s not in failing how you are tested, it’s about how you react after the failure and how quickly you get up and that’s what we’ve got to do.” He added.
Chippa United have had an eventful past 2 weeks or so. They dismissed head coach Dan Malesela.
So, the current state of the club is lackadaisical.
“Preparing for Chippa is very very difficult at this point in time because of the change in leadership and the change in technical direction. We don’t know much about [their coach], but the reality is we still have a responsibility to do our work.”
“When you have lost a match you are driven to dig even deeper and make sure you leave no stone unturned and that’s where we are with regards to Chippa. We have a short turnover period and a lot of work to be done.
“You have to put in the hours, when you create that work ethic you create the culture within the club that is heavily reliant on work, and that’s where we are now.” He concluded
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