Mngqithi predicts goal fest in Tshwane derby


Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi is expecting a goal-fest when his side renews their rivalry with SuperSport United in the Tshwane derby at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

The previous clash between the two sides produced four goals as Matsatsantsa clawed their way back from a 2-0 deficit to force a 2-2 draw.

“Sundowns and SuperSport always play very interesting football and that’s what I always pride the Tshwane derby with," said Mngqithi.

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"It’s always an interesting match for the spectators to watch and it’s usually a match full of goals.

"But more than anything, now that we drew and conceded our first two goals of the season in that match, I think everybody will be hyped up for this match.

"We must just guard against anxiety and a little bit of arrogance to think that we deserved to win the previous match so naturally we are entitled to win this one.

"There’s no game that we are entitled to win, we must work very hard and roll our sleeves up knowing that SuperSport is going to be a hard nut to crack.

"But our boys understand what is expected of them and we will give it our best shot because there’s no game that we believe we deserve to lose at Sundowns, we believe we can always win every match that we play,” he added.

The Brazilians are expected to welcome back midfielder, Rivaldo Coetzee for the match against SuperSport United after missing the midweek league match against Royal AM in Pretoria.

“Circumstances are also favouring us now because in this match we were without Rivaldo because he got a booking in Stellenbosch.

"We then gave him a chance to rest a little bit coming into the next game with AJ also getting a booking and is out for the next match, but we’ve got the benefit of Riva coming back from the suspension.

"Those are the elements that always freshen the team, we are not always in total control," Mngqithi added.

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