- Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena remained humbled by his team's record-breaking efforts in the DStv Premiership.
- By beating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0, they recorded a rare league double and also marched to 12 consecutive wins.
- Mokwena wasn't keen on divulging why his team allowed Chiefs to stay in the game.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena remained humble and magnanimous in the glory of a record 12-match unbeaten run that was attained through a 1-0 win against Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The win, snared through Neo Maema's 20th-minute goal, was Sundowns' 15th of the season and their 12th on the bounce since their 2-1 away loss to SuperSport United that was avenged last Monday.
They also got their first-ever Premier Soccer League-era double over Kaizer Chiefs after having crushed them 4-0 in August last year.
Sundowns' move to 46 points puts them in a prime position to win a sixth consecutive league title, but with regards to the record streak, Mokwena put it down to a collective effort at the club.
"I don't know if that was posed as a question to whoever held the record, but it's huge kudos to the football club," Mokwena said.
"A huge round of applause is due to everyone involved in the club because what we've seen can never be put down to an individual effort.
"A hearty congratulations must be sent to the collective, the entire group of players, the board, and everyone involved in putting together the Sundowns we see today."
While Mokwena had every reason to rejoice about a feat that's eluded some legendary Sundowns teams of the past, he wasn't happy with his team's performance.
What he wasn't keen on was divulging why his team kept the hosts, who were tactically inferior, in the game unnecessarily.
"I have to speak to the players first about the performance, but generally, it was just too open. There wasn't enough control," Mokwena said.
"But with regards to the reasons for that, I'll have to speak to the players before I speak in the media about the performance.
"It's out of respect for my players because I want to review it with them. They must be privileged to hear my opinions first and not in the public.
"But that mustn't be interpreted as dissatisfaction because I'm not dissatisfied with the effort and commitment, but there's more to a football game than just commitment and effort.
"The organisational forms were good, but I felt the game was too open."