Sundowns: coach Neeskens has added method to the madness for a winning streak

2011-08-20 00:00

MAMELODI Sundowns captain Method Mwanjali says that the barren spell is over at the Brazilians, vowing that they will rack up trophies this season.

Mwanjali, whose side clashes with Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 semi-

finals tomorrow, says that despite the defending champions being very difficult opponents, Sundowns will still emerge victorious as they launch their trophy haul mission for the current campaign.

“It will be a tough game; there is no doubt about that because Pirates are a very tough side to play against. But we are ready for them and have really done our homework on the team that beat us last season,” Mwanjali said.

“We go into not only this game, but the whole season being both optimistic and confident that we will win things for our supporters who have been starved of such success for far too long.”

The defender, who is also the Zimbabwe national team captain, blamed Sundowns’ lack of success last season on inconsistency, but believes that this is now a thing of the past, following the arrival of new coach Johan Neeskens.

“Consistency comes with hard work at both training and in matches and that is what we have now at Sundowns.

“We have a new coach with new strategies and everything in our play is different from what people used to see, so we have opened a new chapter,” he adds.

“What happened in the past few seasons is now history and people should not dwell on it. Our aim now is to win as many games and trophies as possible to restore the giant status that Sundowns have.”

Meanwhile, Sundowns midfielder Solomon Okpako says he is looking forward for his first big game tomorrow.


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