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Rulani Mokwena: Baroka will be a difficult game for Sundowns

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Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)
Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena does not expect Baroka FC to make it easy for them when they clash in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday.

Masandawana are at the top of the standings and unbeaten in the league this season, but Mokwena says they still have areas to improve as they prepare for Bakgaga.

"We sit in a position where we are satisfied with the way we are playing but we can be better," Mokwena told the club's official website.

"The preparations went well; it is important to get confidence and that we get the results with the performances that we are having. We believe the performances are always indicators for the results.

"At this moment we are proud of the efforts of the players and the rest of the team. We have been focusing on improving our schemes, defensive and offensive so that we can improve the overall tactical profile of the group."

Despite being favourites to beat Baroka at Loftus Versfeld, Mokwena has warned that the visitors will not be pushovers.

"We looked at their recent last three games and that gives us an idea of what they bring. We also looked at the game we played against them which was on the 9th of January," he added.

"Structurally they have a system in place and are very consistent with regards to the personnel available. They have Goodman Mosele in the middle who is doing very well, also looking at their wingers who are quick and direct.

"They are very direct in terms of getting in the box with their crosses. So, we have got to make sure that we manoeuvre around those. They have a definitive threat on set pieces also.

"We have a lot of work to do, it is going to be a difficult game."

- TEAMtalk media

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