This is a tale of two different stories. Sundowns are playing for the league title while Maritzburg are striving for survival.
The Team of Choice drew 0-0 with Swallows on Friday night (30 April 2021). Mokwena exclaims that Maritzburg United are a high pressing team, as that game demonstrated.
“There is a clear way of trying to press from the top, we saw that against Swallows, we saw that against Pirates with Hlongwane and Ali Meza, of course now he is injured but Meza was very important for them against Pirates.” Coach Rulani told the club website.
“[They are a] tactically well coached side, with very good patterns of play and some of the data suggest that it is going to be a very difficult game for us and we know that because they have very good transition” he adds on.
Mamelodi Sundowns have got 6 more matches before their DSTV Premiership campaign comes to an end. Mokwena is insistent that that have to claim maximum points in all these games.
Sundowns were winless in 4 matches (all competitions) before beating Orlando Pirates 3-0 on Sunday.
“The scenario is very clear, we work just on our cycles. We work based on five game blocks and in this block we are extremely unhappy about the number of points we’ve picked up and we go into the last game of this block knowing that we’ve got to improve this cycle of games and pick up more points so that we get closer to the possibilities of achieving the target that we set for ourselves.” He concluded.
Tomorrow’s match takes place at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Kick-off is at 15h00.
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