Downs happy to maintain 'Invincibles' target


Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi felt his side did well in challenging conditions as they maintained their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw at Stellenbosch FC.

The Brazilians, who lead the league standings currently, had to come from behind in the second half to force a stalemate thanks to a Lyle Lakay strike.

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"The game panned out the way we thought it would," Mngqithi said post-match.

"But unfortunately, the wind was too much and it made the game not flow in the way we would have wanted.

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"I thought when we got the equaliser we would gain control of the game.

"But I think we were a little bit too anxious and we ended up spoiling very good moments as the wind was favouring us.

"We sometimes over-hit the balls but I think we did well.

"It’s just that it’s not nice to drop points."

Sundowns stretched their lead to 11 points at the top of the DStv Premiership standings over surprise-package Royal AM in second.

The Brazilians next face a top-of-the-table clash against the very same opponents in a battle of the big spenders on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 15:30.