Mngqithi laments second goalless draw on the trot for star-studded Sundowns

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Steve Komphela and Manqoba Mngqithi (Gallo Images)
Steve Komphela and Manqoba Mngqithi (Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was disappointed to see his charges suffer a goalless draw against Bloemfontein Celtic.

It was Masandawana's second consecutive DStv Premiership stalemate following their 0-0 against Tshwane rivals SuperSport United over the weekend.

Speaking to SuperSport TV during the post-match interview, Mngqithi admits star striker Kermit Erasmus should have scored a hat-trick but it was not meant to be.

"This one was a little bit of a tough one because I think we got some opportunities where we could have opened the game up," Mngqithi said. 

"We knew it was not going to be easy when they’re sitting in (deep) a lot and they not giving us enough space behind the defence.

"I felt the chances we got first half with Kermit (Erasmus); he was very unfortunate today I believe today he could have easily scored a hat-trick but on the day, he was just very unfortunate."

Mngqithi says that his charges are not at their sharpest following the festive season break.

"I still believe we’re not at our sharpest. We were not very sharp and convincing," he continued saying.

"Maybe when we made the substitutions and refreshed the team that’s when we started to look for a lot more quicker combinations."

Mngqithi added: "All in all, I just think it was not a performance that one would have expected, what can we do? We can just appreciate that we did not concede a goal and did not lose the match.

"It's just not looking good when you’re not scoring in two matches in a row being a team like Sundowns."

The Brazilians remain top of the log with 26 points and are set to face second place Swallows on Saturday in a potential top of the table clash.

Kick-off will be at 15:00.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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