Mnqithi: We Sent A Message
Posted: 3 May 2021
Mamelodi Sundowns FC Co-Head Coach Manqoba Mnqithi insists that the convincing victory against Orlando Pirates Football Club yesterday afternoon was a welcome result.
The Brazilians had not won in their previous four encounters, and when The Beautiful Game asked Mnqithi of how big a result it was, he said;
“Ja, a win is always a positive result but everybody in the team would appreciate it…more especially if you were viewed to have lost your feet and maybe you’ve lost the quality that the team shown in the early stages of the season.
“However, the truth of the matter is that there was too much mileage in those legs and we needed to recover and which is what we have done. And we hope that maybe now we have another patch of another three or four matches where we can be able to come back stronger.
“But the truth of the matter is that it’s a very good result, not only for the technical team and the players, but for the supporters as well, and also the management of the club and the boss of the club who supports us so much and the board, so it’s always good when you get these positive results and you always send a message that we still have something to give.
“We have big matches coming up in the (African) Champions League and all that…and that confidence is important, even for the players to know that ‘no no no, not all is lost’, so it’s a very good result for us,” concluded Mnqithi.
Mnqithi and co next welcome Ernst Middendorp’s rejuvenated Maritzburg United on Wednesday at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, with kickoff at 15:H00.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.