Mngqithi: We should've had one penalty


Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi felt the DStv Premiership champions should have had at least one penalty against Kaizer Chiefs.

Aubrey Modiba broke the deadlock with a volley at the back post, before Phathutshedzo Nange levelled matters for Chiefs as the two sides played to a 1-1 draw.

Mngqithi explained what they changed in the second stanza to counter Amakhosi's attacking strategy.

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"I think it was a very interesting match for the spectators, maybe short of goals because we didn't score enough goals but a very interesting game of football," Mngqithi told SuperSport TV.

"Where I think it could have gone either way. First-half we didn't create too many chances although we played very well.

"Second-half we posed a threat and I believe we should have had at least one penalty as well or if not a penalty a free-kick. But it was not to be but a very good game of football after all," he said.

"No, there was not much they were doing even in the first-half, the mistake we were doing, when they cut the ball in midfield, because they are looking for those transitional moments to come out.

"So we were playing a lot of balls in the heart of midfield but the moment we started to go to the wide channels and have a double wide with Aubrey and Divine [Lunga], it stretched their team a little bit.

"And it demanded a little bit of defensive work from Keagan Dolly, from Khama Billiat, from [Lazarous] Kambole and that is why there was no longer a goal threat the way they were first-half.

"Because first-half they had a front three that was sitting always waiting to break out when they regain possession of the ball."

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