TS Galaxy are one of many two DStv Premiership sides that managed to land a blow on defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns this season after they beat them 1-0 about 5 months in the past. ALSO READ: Chiefs coach expects extra from Sithebe after Sundowns impactCrosstown rivals, SuperSport United, additionally put a dent on Downs’ well-oiled machine with a 2-1 win this previous September.Nonetheless, Sundowns head coach, Rulani Mokwena, insists that his facet usually are not going into their league tie towards Galaxy baying for blood in spiteful revenge.
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Mokwena says he left no stone unturned in making ready for this tie as they appear to win their thirteenth league sport on the trot.
“They’re a troublesome workforce, they’re a nicely coached facet. I watched their final sport and we are able to see why they beat us within the first spherical. We now know what we’ve got to do.
“We aren’t motivated by revenge as a result of that comes from a really darkish place. We’re motivated by desirous to win each single sport and that’s what we’ll attempt to do,” stated Mokwena.
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Whereas the demand for constant performances is at an all-time excessive for Sundowns gamers, Mokwena has taken a while to understand the “laborious work” that his squad have put in thus far this season.
“What’s necessary is that I’m very pleased with the gamers. They work very laborious and it’s not simple to do what they’re doing, regardless that I’m a coach who calls for extra, there’s at all times a way of satisfaction in direction of them for the laborious work and the whole lot that they make investments,” stated the Downs mentor.‘Chiefs will get higher’ –
In the meantime, Sundowns rivals, Kaizer Chiefs are bearing the brunt of poor type as they’re but to register a win or rating a aim this yr. Chiefs misplaced all three video games on this yr however Mokwena believes that Amakhosi will ultimately come proper underneath coach Arthur Zwane.
“I’ve spoken lots about Chiefs and I’ve given quite a lot of reward. It’s not undue reward and I nonetheless say that Chiefs play very nicely. Their efficiency towards AmaZulu was good.
“They performed nicely towards Sekhukhune and Golden Arrows. These replicate facet and with a coach that the membership is aware of and he is aware of the membership’s historical past and legacy,” stated Mokwena.