Nhlanhla Vilakazi of Free State Stars challenges Tiyani Mabunda of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Free State Stars on 21 February 2018 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix
Thursday Feb 22, 2018. 11:00
Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi feels his side dropped two points in their 1-1 draw with Free State Stars on Wednesday night.
The Brazilians claimed an early lead through Percy Tau but saw it cancelled out in the second half by Siphelele Mthembu.
Mngqithi, who took on head coach duties in the absence of the suspended Pitso Mosimane, felt his side should have wrapped up the game in the first half.
“You can say it’s two points dropped if you consider that the goalkeeper is the Man of the Match. That sums it up. I believe we should have buried the game in the first half. We [missed] too many opportunities,” Mngqithi told SuperSport TV.
“I was worried when we went into half time [only] 1-0. I knew that when you miss so many chances you’re likely to give your opponents confidence come the second half.
“They had a good second half. First half we buried them unfortunately in this game if you don’t take your chances God works in miraculous ways if didn’t use your chances in the first half chances are the opponents may come back stronger. They did but I still believe it’s a game we should have won.”