Sundowns have a culture of winning


Manqoba Mngqithi says Mamelodi Sundowns have their heads tilted towards the prospect of winning the league as the first ever PSL 'invincibles'

At 19 games unbeaten in the league this season Sundowns have now moved matched the longest unbeaten start to a new season set by Kaizer Chiefs on their way to winning the 2014/15 title.

If they come back undefeated from their trip to Chippa United on Monday next, they will have set a new high of becoming the first club to reach 20 games without losing in the domestic league.

No club has ever completed a PSL season undefeated in the history of domestic but considering how Sundowns are moving there is reason to believe they could do it.

"At Sundowns we have a responsibility not to lose a lot of matches," says Mngqithi.

The Brazilians have won 12 and drawn seven to open a six-point lead at the top despite having played two games less than second-placed Golden Arrows. 

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The remainder of their fixtures list reads Chippa United, AmaZulu, Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows, Orlando Pirates, TS Galaxy, SuperSport United, Bloemfontein Celtic, Cape Town City, Maritzburg United and Swallows.

Chippa, Celtic, SuperSport, Pirates, Galaxy, City and Chiefs all failed to score against Sundowns in the first round of their league fixtures.

"We work very hard in instilling that culture [of not losing matches], but we are never focused on how many games we have won and how many games we have drawn. We are always focusing on making sure that we win every match," said Mngqithi after taking all three points away at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

"We even feel bad when we get a draw, be it a friendly match, be it a practice match, we always want to win at the end of the match and as for the records that is for the statisticians and the media. As coaches we are focusing on each game as it comes and to give our best shot in each and every game which is why even now, we are have won the match but are unhappy that we conceded a goal."

In all competitions Sundowns are undefeated in 28 games and are also yet to taste defeat in the CAF Champions League this term. 

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