Sundowns waiting for Chiefs to drop points – Teko Modise

2014-09-29 12:44

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Mamelodi Sundowns midfield maestro Teko Modise says his team are prepared to play possum for now and later pounce on a slip by log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

“We’re just waiting for Chiefs to drop points, but at the same time we need to focus on ourselves, we need to do better,” Modise said after Sundowns’s 3-0 demolition of Polokwane City yesterday.

“All teams compete and we need to win games. They [Chiefs] have been winning games and doing well. They won the first quarter without losing so we need to start winning as well.”

Against City at Peter Mokaba Stadium, a first-half strike by forward Cuthbert Malajila and second-half goals from midfielders Themba Zwane and Modise handed the defending league champions their fourth victory of the season.

The Chloorkop outfit, with 13 points from seven games, are eight points adrift of early pace-setters, Amakhosi.

The away result completed a hat-trick of victories in the league for the club and the first time they had scored more than two goals in a match.

Should Sundowns catch their Soweto rivals, it would be a case of déjà vu as Chiefs relinquished a nine-point lead and the title to the Brazilians during the home stretch last season.

This season, prior to the string of positive results, Sundowns had a tumultuous start, which culminated in a 3-0 humiliation at the hands of rivals Orlando Pirates.

Modise believed the result against City was proof that the team had overcome the slump and their hard work was beginning to pay off.

“We work hard as a team so when it comes to the game we implement what we do in training. We knew that in the second half the game was going to open and it started opening up then we started scoring goals.”

The victory took their tally to nine goals in seven league games.

“It’s all about taking each game as it comes and we want to play better and improve. We hope in our next game we also continue scoring goals.”

City, meanwhile, are waiting for Kosta Papic to finalise his work permit before officially taking charge of the team. The Limpopo outfit earlier in the month fired coach Boebie Solomons after a string of poor results.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.