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Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Mokoena says they are not under pressure

Posted: 13 January 2011 Time: 15:45

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Mokoena says the Brazilians are not under pressure despite losing two matches on the trot. 

Sundowns suffered a 2-3 loss to Amazulu followed up by another defeat, a 0-1 loss to title contenders Kaizer Chiefs, but Mokoena is adamant that it hasn't dampened the spirit in camp as Sundowns prepare for Maritzburg United, set for the Lucas Moripe stadium on Saturday evening.   Mokoena says: "We need to pick ourselves up, but I don't think the two losses are a major setback. We are still well aware of what we are aiming for as a team and I know we can bounce back. It is up to us as Sundowns players to stay on top and I have no reason to believe we can't do it," he says.   The 24-year-old further says Sundowns aren't under pressure despite the fact that Kaizer Chiefs have cut down their lead to one point. Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town, too, aren't far off in the chase for league glory, but Mokoena believes it is still very much in Sundowns' hands.   "We don't feel the pressure at all and such things (losing) do happen so it is about having the character to fight back from all this and keep our position at the top.    "All we need is to get the points and we don't care what happens with the other teams," Mokoena concludes.   

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 04:05 pm
Cheeseboy you must be an idiot not feel pressure after running like a headless chicken at FNB this past Saturday. Between you & your coach i don't who is the least stupid.
posted: 04:08 pm
Cheeseboy you must be an idiot not feel pressure after running like a headless chicken at FNB this past Saturday. Between you & your coach i don't who is the least stupid.
posted: 04:09 pm
ha ha ha ha ha...who are you trying to fool here matatazela ndini
posted: 04:12 pm
Cheesboy,when are you guys gonna Win games that a hard for you guys to win.

You seem to be always winning games when playing teams that come with a negative approach.

When mara wena Cheeseboy ? and also this thing of you guys always wanting to put pressure on your opponents during Second Half must come to an END.

Kabo Yellow
posted: 04:13 pm
These players seem too relaxed and it is gonna kill them... I wish KC players dont develop this mentality when we go on top of the league this weekend.
posted: 04:19 pm
Sure Cheesboy there is no pressure on but on Chiefs win the leage because all we do is win ,win and win.Wena just prepare 4 top8 exit.
posted: 04:23 pm
Lets hope so mfana.but ask your Coaches to use more experience players when playing big guns,not development.
Once and Always
posted: 04:26 pm
cheeseboy mfethu i used to admire ur style at OP but now you've joined the wrong team that plays nagative football,i missed those skills you used to dish out at OP,you will never be the same without OP or KC....K4L
posted: 05:03 pm
A big WELCOME to you Tiyani. You've been away for too long. Although we talked occasionally I missed you in these pages. Is Jesus' birthday (xmas)celebrated for 5 weeks in Limpopo? Lol.

@Cheeseboy, you're a good player. Although I'm a Khosi4Life4Ever&Ever-Amen, I'm your fan. Its good to believe in yourself. At least with you I know you don't only talk in KickOff but also in the field of play.

I'm however afraid that if your club reach its dream & win the league you may be loaned to strengthen champions of Burundi or Malawi so that they may beat TP Mazembe of DRC & Aly of Egypt then 'sit out' when your new team plays Downs. That's a plan to conquer Africa.
posted: 05:16 pm
can u pls do de talking on de field and let SHAKOANE deals with media. we were crying 4u to play now u have game time u relax. we need wins and more points buti.
posted: 05:46 pm
Welcome back indeed TTM, I've got no idea what's up ngale-Chip u-AAA coming down on you like a ton of br..nx cabbages like that. mh.

I was gonna ask u what ranking did you get during this year's annual bare fist fights! mh, mh,

Mash-doo came last in the 'cattle herders' division and won a gay pig! Lol!

Cheesboy, please ask your Ha'bus mechanic to swallow his already bruised pride and field Pelembe, and stop fixing what is not broken. nx.

Jazzy Queen has rejoined Downs to show Her'bus the way. Yeepee!
posted: 06:26 pm
posted: 09:23 pm
Hola Cheese! If indeed you guys, are not feeling the pressure , good for you guys. We - masandawana - are not necessarily pleased with this new motto of point donation. All we need is commitment, flair and points,points, points...
posted: 07:48 am
Cheese you are a typical Sundowns who is not concerned abt the status quo of the team bt about how much you'll get paid at the end of the month. Bloody spoilt brats. All that matters in your lives is ZAR. Women, alcohol and football. Habas has his own mistakes bt you players are nt comitted at all.
posted: 08:06 am

i wonder what do Sundowns fans want Cheese boy to say.

Chiefs will lose against Ajax and Sundows will fire the coach after Maritzburg game and then struggle right through the season.

I dont mean to write off Sundowns, but the current situation will yield bad results.

Then that leaves OP and Ajax, because Chiefs is just too too average.
posted: 08:35 am
is this nigga still 24 yrz??? i thought he is close to announce his retirement!! but i wont be surprised if he does that in the next 3 yrz or so..
posted: 09:15 am
welcom back Tiyani, now we'll read news esp the one of Teko 'Fong Kong' Modise move to downs
posted: 09:45 am
Oviously some of the players will not feel pressure for as long as they are Habas's favourites. I wonder how are players like Pelembe, Zothwane, Suprise, Mushweki and Sibusiso Khumalo feeling when they left out of the team for no appearant reason.

Your combination with Pelembe destroyed Rats n Cheats last year yet it has now been dismantled. I never thought I would utter these words because I believe coaches must given independence to do their jobs: Habas must leave at the end of the season, even though we are going to win the league. He must followed by our technical team, Trott in particular. They have failed Downs.
posted: 12:40 pm
A move to sundowns will be a detrimental decision for Teko. Perseverence is the mother of all success, as Krol 's contract is about to expire. Teko should stay put at Pirates.
posted: 06:52 pm
sure killer you have done well and true sandawana i agree you should go and your always welcome.
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