Rhulani not happy with Downs' display


Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena admitted the performance against SuperSport United is not something they can be pleased with.

Neo Maema and Peter Shalulile had Sundowns on for another routine win, but Ghampani Lungu and Teboho Mokoena had other ideas.

Mokoena did praise Kaitano Tembo and his side for the showing, but did admit the Brazilians were not at their best.

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“I think first let’s start by complimenting SuperSport United. I think persistence good, courageous good and also maybe from the bench Kaitano and his technical team did a very good job because the subs that they made influenced proceedings particularly in the second half,” Mokwena told SuperSport TV.

“But having said that not a very good performance throughout and a performance we can definitely never be happy with.

“There was nothing untoward with the manner in which the Brazilians applied themselves when in the lead and surrendering it.

“It was the same, it was the same Sundowns. They had the better chances, we are not a team that gives a lot of chances to the opposition and hence the clean sheets. Our XG against relatively is very, very good but today we allowed them to create a lot of chances.

“They had a lot of situations where they could score. I mean even from the start where (Thamsanqa) Gabuza hit the crossbar they could’ve already been 1-0 up within a minute.

“So we were never performing today, we played far too fast, we had no control of the game and it didn’t give a good feeling."

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